Wine for your Weekend: Tasting Whites Part 2

As previewed last weekend, we hosted blind wine tasting for white wines last weekend focusing on Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling as classic wine profiles that all had distinctive characteristics that could be consistently identified.

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When it was first brought up to go back to the basics of blind wine tasting, we had, kind of arrogantly, all declared that we should have no problem picking between those three because they were all so different. Then, we all backed off a little just in case it turned out that we couldn’t actually do it.

Well, as it turns out, we did pretty well on the night, with most of us determining which variety was which with just a few sips of each glass. We also went through some white wine trivia with our first course that stretched our knowledge of wine in a different, academic sort of way.

If you want to play our white wine trivia game, it’s not fancy, but you can find it here.

As I’ve written about some of my favorite Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Sauvignon Blancs on the blog before, I thought this week I’d throw it back to a few of these favorites. If you’re looking to set up a blind wine tasting for white wines and are looking for classic flavor profiles that show off the variety, you can’t go wrong with these picks!

Chardonnay – Bread and Butter

Sauvignon Blanc – Starborough

Riesling – Bree Riesling and/or Clear Night


Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

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