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Comparing Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc

ByJessie Sanner

Sep 15, 2015 #wine

If you are a wine lover, you must agree there are many outstanding wines perfect for different dishes and occasions, but nothing can beat the authenticity and excellency of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Right!?

Although both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc belong to the ‘white wine’ category, there is still a remarkable difference between the two which can be ‘decoded’ only by huge fans of these wines. If you want to learn more, keep reading.

Chardonnay, ‘The Homecoming Queen’


For years, red wines were seen as more superior option; people preferred reds over white wines, until the amazing Chardonnay was introduced to the market and conquered the souls of wine enthusiasts all around the world. As wine experts claim, ‘There is a much larger ocean of Chardonnay consumed year after year’. This is a great proof that Chardonnay, also known as ‘The Homecoming Queen’ is a white that never goes out of style. What counts the most for Chardonnay fans is that it is affordable and it goes amazingly well with cheese.

In terms of Chardonnay flavour profile, this wine features a notable apple flavour mixed with notes of pineapple, lemon and butter. A good reason to choose Chardonnay for a special dinner occasion is the fact that a sip of Chardonnay fills your mouth with weight, flavour and texture, which makes Chardonnay a first-class full-bodied white wine. An oak-aged Chardonnay tastes buttery and it has a creamy texture and vanilla-like flavour, specific for American and French Chardonnays.

When it comes to food pairing, choose Chardonnay when you want to combine it with:

  • Soft cheeses;
  • Chicken with cream sauce;
  • Shellfish (clams, abalone, scallops);
  • Crab and lobster;
  • Rich fish (salmon, swordfish and sturgeon);
  • Cream-based soups.

Sauvignon Blanc, ‘The Boyfriend Stealer’


If you need a vegetable fix of the day to lean on, drink Sauvignon Blanc. It is а one-of-a-kind herbal wine, world-wide popular as ‘The Boyfriend Stealer’. When you drink Sauvignon Blanc, it is inevitable to feel the strong presence of peach, kiwi and passion fruits. When selecting a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, look for one that comes from Australia or the Bordeaux wine region in France.

Another interesting information is that Sauvignon Blanc is the favourite wine of vegetarians. Why? Because Sauvignon Blanc makes a perfect match to the following yummy dishes:

  • Pasta salad;
  • Pesto sauce;
  • Risotto with asparagus;
  • Roasted vegetables;
  • Tacos with salsa verde;
  • Light, white flaky fish (trout, halibut and tilapia).

By Jessie Sanner

Always weighing things, the life of a Libra isn’t easy and that’s something Jessie is well acquainted with as a Libra herself. The confusion with having to choose between things is what helps her write for the blog, in the hope of making it easier for readers who are indecisive themselves. Interested in contrasts, like period dramas and sci-fi, casual and classy outfits, fries and detox shakes, the life of this young lady is anything but boring. Or is it?