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Celebrating Sauvignon Blanc: A global guide

It’s one of the most popular and widely-planted white grape varieties - and with good reason, says Rebecca Gibb MW in her round-the-world guide to Sauvignon Blanc.

It’s Israel’s most-planted white grape and has been recommended as a cure for constipation in the past, but that’s not what has put Sauvignon Blanc in the number 11 spot in the world’s most-planted stakes. The stereotypical party-in-a-glass style, celebrating all things fresh and fruity, has made it one of the world’s most popular white grape varieties, and yet it is often treated with disdain by its makers and vendors.

Rebecca’s mixed case: 12 Sauvignon Blanc wines from around the world

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