Revelation Awards Ceremony 2017


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 [...]

Washington is home to some of the US’s most exciting Sauvignon blancs today

Washington Sauvignon blanc styles are one of American wine’s best kept secrets. These play a finer, crisper counterpoint to California’s opulent, sun-drenched, more Southern styles, but are richer and riper and softer than Oregon’s maritime-influenced, cooler, more linear Sauvignons. Dr Paul White sheds some light on what makes the state’s wines distinctive. Situated on a [...]

New York “Sauvignon is a big deal grape and very much the centre of interest”

Just as Paris is not France and London is not the UK, New York is a microcosm unto itself. Nevertheless, trends often start in major cities before filtering through to the rest of the country. We asked Tom Geniesse of the Bottle Rocket wine store in New York to describe current perceptions of Sauvignon blanc [...]

The evolution of Sauvignon styles around the world

Wine styles are about connections: between grapes, sun, weather, soil and the cultures that create them. Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. If we look at the grape’s development as a ‘single variety’ wine and its history over the last 50 years, this is as much culturally driven, as by terroir. Both ‘new’ and evolving ‘older’ [...]

Sauvignon blanc – a versatile French varietal turned global star

The exact origins of Sauvignon blanc – when and where it first appeared in France – remain a mystery but it is highly likely that it originated somewhere in the Loire Valley. The first known reference to the variety dates back to 1534 though it was mentioned under one of its ancient synonyms, Fiers. The [...]