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Wine TV – Is Riesling the “New” Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand ?

Jessica Altieri on March 22, 2010 - 1:32 pm in Featured Video, WineChannelTV

New Zealand wine was all the buzz at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago last week. However, the usual suspect, Sauvignon Blanc, was not the only stand-out wine.

Over 140 selections of wine were on display from New Zealand in this pour your-own-glass tasting event, from  9 different regions and 40 different producers.

One highlight of the afternoon was an incredible Riesling from Spy Valley, Envoy. Its sweet, yet slate-y flavors balanced each other out perfectly and would be a delicious pairing with this fish the chefs were preparing behind me!

Check out this video to see New Zealand Wine Expert Dana Johanson meet with WineChannelTV to talk about the NZ wine highlights of 2009 and what to expect in 2010.

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  • March 23, 2010

    I definitely will be looking for the Spy Valley Wine’s riesling (

    Great guest, and pretty humorous how you caught her off guard with your final questions lol

    Best Regards,


  • March 23, 2010

    You will love that wine if you’re a sweet Riesling fan!

    and I’m glad you enjoyed the “final” question , I always love to hear the response 🙂


  • February 7, 2013

    Hi, and thank you for the helpful information. Keep me posted through email when you have new posts.

    Thank you

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  • February 17, 2013

    Thank-you Cathy!

    Cheers from the Wine Channel TV Team!