Episode 68 – Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc vs Domain Thomas Sancerre Blanc

Episode 68 –  Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc vs Domain Thomas Sancerre Blanc Episode 68 – Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc vs Domain Thomas Sancerre Blanc

On this weeks episode, Shelley and Phil travel to far reaching parts of the world, New Zealand and France, and taste through two Sauvignon Blancs:  The 2020 Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand and the 2018 Domain Thomas Sancerre Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc is one of the go-to white wines at home, especially in the Summer. We would like to be among the first to say, #HappyFriday! #ItsWineTime! #Cheersing

Wines tasted this episode:

  •  2020 Fairhall Downs Sauvignon Blanc
  •  2018 Domain Thomas Sancerre Blanc

For more information on the wines of Fairhall Downs, please visit https://www.fairhalldowns.co.nz/our-winesFor more information on the Domain Thomas Sancerre Blanc please visit https://www.kysela.com/wine/thomas-sancerre-blanc.html

Thanks to our episode sponsor: Candle in the Woods, Studio 107, Elsom Cellars

Candle in the Woods. If you are looking for a one of a kind, unique dining experience, Candle in the Woods is THE place for you. With 12+ courses, wine and food pairings that are off the charts and a dinner that is spread out over three hours, this experience is second to none. Visit http://candleinthewoods.com to book your dinner or simply text, 208-664-0135. 

To read about our experience at Candle in the Woods, please visit https://www.intentionalcaregiver.com/candle-in-the-woods-a-northern-idaho-culinary-experience-like-no-other/

Studio 107. At Studio 107, in the heart of downtown Coeur D’alene, Idaho, we believe that small towns deserve great wines, too!  Come join us in our wine bar and gallery for an afternoon or evening escape. For more information, please visit https://studio107cda.com

Elsom Cellars. Good times are meant to be shared and so are great grapes and great wines! Since 2006, Elsom Cellars has been producing brilliant Washington wines. For more information about Elsom Wines, please visit http://www.elsomcellars.com or call them at 425-298-3082.

And of course, a HUGE thank you to Tod Hornby who wrote and recorded our official Wine Time Fridays theme music (as well as The Social Web sponsorship music!) which is ANYthing but average.  Please contact him at veryaveragemusic@gmail.com

Wine Time Fridays Wine Word of the Week – Meritage 

Originally created in California, these blended wines can be summed up as the “American Bordeaux”. The term is a blend of the words “merit” and “heritage” and pronounced the same. The Red blend is made from at least 2 of the 5 Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The White Meritage is a blend at least 2 of Sauvignon blanc, Sauvignon vert, and Semillon.

Other wines we enjoyed this week: 2018 Empathy Red, J. Lohr Chardonnay, Patz & Hall Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Clearwater Canyon Lochsa white blend, J. Lohr South Ridge Syrah, Tangley Oaks Chardonnay, 2020 Empathy White, Steele Shooting Star Merlot, and Elsom Cellars Albariño

Mentions: Dottie Gaiter and John Brecker, Jody Elsom, Phil Mershon, Carrie Wilkerson.

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