Love Sauvignon Blanc? Well, you're in luck because today is International Sauvignon Blanc Day, so pour yourself a glass and get the bank holiday weekend started.
Sauvignon Blanc is widely associated with New Zealand, with more than five million glasses of the wine enjoyed around the world every day. Celebrations will kick off in New Zealand as well as around the globe, with wine influencer Sarah Tracey hosting Happy Hour in New York, a New Zealand #SauvBlanc tasting at Twitter HQ in London, and Canada will be waking up to Sauvignon Blanc on The Morning Show, hosted by wine writer Angela Aiello.
Chris Yorke, Global Marketing Director for New Zealand Winegrowers, told us that the aim of International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2019 is to get everyone around the world to raise a glass to toast New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc:
“New Zealand produces less than 1% of the world’s wine production, but Sauvignon Blanc shows huge popularity all over the globe, with the zesty variety making up 86% of all wine exported from New Zealand. International Sauvignon Blanc Day gives us an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate the diverse styles of this sought-after variety.”
If you're a Sauvignon Blanc fan, join in on the conversation by posting a video, photograph or message on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #SauvBlanc and #NZWine to celebrate New Zealand's most popular variety.