The three best low-alcohol New Zealand sauvignon blancs for under £15
I haven’t done Dry January, so won’t be able to bask in the glow of 31 alcohol-free days later this week, but I have attempted a “damp” version – less alcohol than usual, and a particularly close eye on labels, in order to avoid stronger wines. Among the lighter ones I’ve enjoyed this month have been restrained rieslings from Germany, delicate English sparklers and, er, New Zealand sauvignon blanc.
That last one may surprise you. NZSB is not, generally, known for being a featherweight. But a relatively new initiative called NZ Lighter is starting to put more New Zealand wines at less than 10% alcohol on our shelves.