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May 5, 2017 marks the seventh International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Move Over Cinco de Mayo…

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By —— Bio and Archives May 3, 2017

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While traditionally May 5 is celebrated by raising a glass of Mexican beer (or tequila), there is a different option for wine lovers – May 5 is also International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

The French may have given us the term terroir – the wonderful alchemy of influences from soil, aspect and climate that creates the unique character of a wine – but on the other side of the world, New Zealand winemakers have also shared their own kind of “magic” with the world and it has a distinctive New Zealand name.

Turangawaewae (pronounced: too-runguh-why-why) means “my place” in Maori. It describes a uniquely New Zealand approach to winemaking that includes terroir and also embraces the surrounding landscape, the characteristic weather, and the history and spirit of a place and the people who make it their home.

Seventh International Sauvignon Blanc Day

As a concept, turangawaewae expresses connectedness and belonging to the land. It is a creative force that is producing exciting new styles of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, the country’s most famous wine. 

May 5, 2017 marks the seventh International Sauvignon Blanc Day.

Whether you are on the other side of the world or sipping wine at a Kiwi cellar door, raise a glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and experience the pure taste of New Zealand. And say: turangawaewae.

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