Midway through a raucous session of Beatles Rock Band with some friends, I was parched. Everyone still had something in their glass but me, so I went into the kitchen and cracked open an ice-cold bottle of Yealands Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2008 ($12). All my wineglasses were already dirty from the wines we had sampled during dinner, so I just grabbed a small juice glass and gave myself a pour.
My friends were curious to know what I was drinking, so I passed my glass around. The fragrant, mouthwatering grapefruit and citrus flavors were so refreshing and really hit the spot. I gave the wine 89 points, non-blind. It was no surprise I was ordered back into the kitchen to bring out three more juice glasses, and the rest of the bottle.
It ended up being a productive night; not only did I nail the vocals on “Come Together,” I turned my friends on to the wonders of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.