At Fairbourne, we believe life is for living… Eat the cake, buy the shoes and open the bottle! (Not necessarily all at once, or in that order.)
We’re pleased to know we’re not alone with this philosophy, and in fact, that a special day was created in the year 2000 to ensure that special bottles of wine, champagne and spirits are actually enjoyed! Open That Bottle Night was founded by ‘Tastings’ columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher; and this year it takes place on 24th February 2018. Read all about the day HERE.
Unlike many Sauvignon Blanc wines, Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc will be as good, if not better if you decide to cellar it… Raymond Chan recently re-reviewed our Fairbourne 13, it kept its five-star rating and Raymond said it was… “better with bottle age.”
If you have a special bottle of Fairbourne set aside, and decide that the last February in Saturday is a good time to unscrew the cap here are our four steps to enjoyment central!
- Remember to select the correct vessel! Not all wine glasses are created equal. When selecting your glassware it’s important to consider that glass shape can provide a unique experience for drinking your wine. Check out an earlier blog post with more information on this.
- Be sure to serve your Fairbourne Sauvignon Blanc at the optimum temperature. Chilling our Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc to serve between 14 and 16°C (52 and 61°F) will delight your taste buds!
- Serve with food… Fairbourne Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc is extremely versatile. It has the capacity to honour simple seafood, such as, fresh oysters and steamed mussels, as well as salmon. Additionally, it pairs with white meats like chicken and pork. Goat cheese, a delicious Chevre, and Sauvignon Blanc, is a match made in heaven. The wine’s vibrant flavors also compliment spicy and ethnic cuisines.
- Serve with friends… The original premise of Open That Bottle Night was that the annual occasion should motivate friends and family to connect with each other over a bottle, and create great memories!