Thursday, July 1, 2010

Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc and the new Octavin Wine Bar packaging

Just in time for those July 4th picnics and back yard cookouts, Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc, a yummy wine to quench your palate, now comes in a package that won’t fall over on uneven ground (spilled wine is a sin), end up broken and embedded in someone’s foot and will last a few weeks if you just can’t finish it off in one sitting.

I recently received a free sample of Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc in the new 3 liter Octavin Wine Bar. The eight sided box takes up less space then most four sided boxed wines, providing for more room in your wine fridge, is the equivalent of four 750 ml bottles and reduces waste by 85% and carbon emissions by 55%.

Pear and peach aromas along with a hint of grass waft out of the glass while fresh flavors of kiwi, pear and green apple wash over the palate. The acids are well balanced and provide for a nice crisp finish. The wine is just slightly sweet but a perfect for a spicy rub on some ribs or with brats.

Silver Birch Sauvignon Blanc is produced in the Marlborough winegrowing region in New Zealand. The cool climate of the region provides for an extended growing period allowing the grapes to sweeten naturally on the vine. The winery uses stainless steel tanks and simple winemaking techniques for a crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

I love box wine that actually tastes good. It’s nice just to grab a glass when in the mood and not have to open another bottle. Released this past May, I have not seen this in stores yet but retails online for $16.99. The wine will stay fresh up to six weeks, but who can keep open wine around that long, I know I can’t.

Enjoy and have a happy and safe 4th of July.

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