Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Great Wine for a Hot Saturday Afternoon: Ponga Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Kimberly Houston | June 28, 2011

Now this is a wine I really wish I could find in the market or the wine store!  I’ve had it locally at Circa 1922 and Caffe Phoenix, but never spied it on a store shelf anywhere.
In any case, this a crisp, delicious Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand.  In true New [...]

The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Awatere Valley, Marlborough

Kimberly Houston | March 23, 2011

I’ve had my eye on this wine for a few weeks, since it came into the wine store where I work.  Since it’s Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand (one of my favorite varieties of wine), and just $11.99, I thought I gotta take a bottle home with me. 
I like that New [...]

2009 Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Kimberly Houston | March 1, 2011

This is a nice little grocery store wine you can pick up at Harriss Teeter for around $10 bucks.  It’s a good deal at that price. I originally had the 2008 version a few months back at Press 102, that lovely little spot in downtown Wilmington in the Hotel Tarrymore, right off Second Street, just [...]

Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2008, or, I Can’t Stop Writing About Sauvignon Blanc

Kimberly Houston | September 25, 2010

Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2008

The Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc isn’t the reason I can’t stop writing about Sauvignon Blanc, incidentally, it just happens to be another very tasty example of this wine varietal that I’ve discovered I like – very much – over the last few months. Maybe even love.
I used to be a snob [...]