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Sauvignon Blanc spanning the Alps and the Black Sea

The area of the Balkans discovered the beauty and versatility of Sauvignon Blanc relatively late, but its popularity is now soaring. Serbian journalist Tomislav Ivanovic, a guest contributor to the steering committee, shares some insight into the significance of Sauvignon blanc in four of the Balkan countries. Sauvignon Blanc vineyards began expanding in the Balkans [...]

The advantages of maturing Sauvignon in wood

Aroma is a very significant quality factor for food but for wine, it is probably the character that has the greatest influence on quality. Professor Roberto Zironi explains how wood maturation can be used to preserve aromas in Sauvignon. Many chemical compounds are responsible for aroma in wine. During winemaking and ageing, a number of [...]

Sancerre-Central Loire: The emergence of Sauvignon blanc in historical records

In the 1st century, Pliny the Elder mentioned the existence of vineyards along the banks of the Loire. The discovery, near Sancerre, of wine growing tools – namely billhooks – dating from that period proves that vines were grown there. Grape pips fermented in the 2nd century were found in Cosne-sur-Loire and by the 5th [...]

Revelation Awards Ceremony 2017

The awards ceremony of the 2017 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon took place yesterday during the ProWein fair in Düsseldorf. The winners of the seven Revelation awards received their trophies personally from the director of the competition, Thomas Costenoble.  During the corresponding wine tasting, the producers also had the opportunity to present their wines to the [...]

Bordeaux showcased at 2017 Concours Mondial du Sauvignon

Over 860 wines 87 gold medals 65 judges from 17 countries including China, South Africa and Japan Host region 2018: Styria, Austria March 21, 2017 (Brussels, Belgium): The 8th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon was hosted by its home city, Bordeaux, on March 3 and 4, 2017. A total 861 wines from 22 countries were judged [...]


The 8th Concours Mondial du Sauvignon, which this year took place in Bordeaux, France, has just ended following two days of tastings and meetings between journalists, buyers, winemakers and producers from France and across the globe. Organised by the Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur producers’ organisation and by the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, the Concours [...]

How pioneers wrote the story of Sauvignon blanc and research

David Cobbold looks at how Sauvignon blanc spread thanks to the pioneering efforts of a clutch of wine growers and how research, when properly used, can provide the tools for precision management. It is only fitting that a review of pioneering research into Sauvignon blanc should start with a tribute to one of its leading [...]


Producers registered for Concours Mondial du Sauvignon 2017 can deliver their samples directly to our stand at the following fairs: Salon des Vins de Loire STAND VINOPRES –Grand Palais –  STAND A – 1 From February 5th to 7th, BEFORE 4.00 pm Salon Vinisud STAND VINOPRES – Hall B3 –  Aisle D – Stand 56 [...]