Sharon Nagel

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So far Sharon Nagel has created 23 blog entries.

October 2017

Loire researchers arm Sauvignon wine growers for the future

2017-10-18T13:42:20+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Grapevine trunk diseases and declining genetic diversity are two major concerns for the global wine industry. Loire technical outreach centre Sicavac in Sancerre has been striving to combat both in a joint research programme focusing on Sauvignon blanc. Sharon Nagel takes a closer look at the project. At the turn of the 21st century, [...]

March 2017

Bordeaux showcased at 2017 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

2017-05-22T11:02:08+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Press release, Sauvignon Committee|

Over 860 wines 87 gold medals 65 judges from 17 countries including China, South Africa and Japan Host region 2018: Styria, Austria March 21, 2017 (Brussels, Belgium): The 8th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted by its home city, Bordeaux, on March 3 and 4, 2017. A total 861 wines from 22 countries were judged [...]

November 2016

New York “Sauvignon is a big deal grape and very much the centre of interest”

2016-11-28T11:40:34+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Just as Paris is not France and London is not the UK, New York is a microcosm unto itself. Nevertheless, trends often start in major cities before filtering through to the rest of the country. We asked Tom Geniesse of the Bottle Rocket wine store in New York to describe current perceptions of Sauvignon blanc [...]

September 2016

The Contest as seen by the Revelation Award Winners

2016-11-28T15:27:33+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|Sauvignon Committee|

Domaine de l’Herré - The competition is part of a business strategy focusing on the estate’s flagship wine Founded in 1974, Domaine de l’Herré currently covers over 130 hectares in Gers, South-West France. Although the estate boasts a comprehensive varietal range, Sauvignon blanc takes pride of place, a strategy that undoubtedly paid off at [...]

April 2016

The many faces of the Chilian Sauvignon

2016-10-24T15:11:11+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Sauvignon Committee|

Jusqu’à la fin des années 80, les vins blancs chiliens étaient loin derrière les rouges. Généralement élaborés dans un style oxydatif et concentré à partir du cépage sémillon, ils étaient presque toujours de pauvres versions des ‘finos’ ou ‘manzanillas’ de Xérès. Les choses ont cependant beaucoup changé ces dernières années et ce sont peut-être les [...]

December 2014

Sauvignon blanc: Moving upwards and outwards to appeal to a wider audience

2016-10-24T15:11:07+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Sauvignon blanc is as elusive as it is ubiquitous when it comes to pinning down the reasons for its indisputable commercial success and popularity with consumers. Marketing experts and industry commentators the world over are at a loss to explain how the French-born varietal soared to international stardom. What they do agree on, however, is [...]

January 2014

Why Sauvignon blanc is popular with both viticulturalists and consumers

2016-10-24T15:10:58+00:00 January 4th, 2014|Press articles, Sauvignon Committee|

Its versatility and adaptability, its discovered parentage of the king of red varieties Cabernet-Sauvignon in the late 1990s and, undeniably, its amazing success story in New Zealand have combined to underpin Sauvignon blanc’s worldwide popularity. Detractors may point to its weaknesses – its excessive leafiness when cropped too heavily for instance, or the consumer boredom [...]