The Kiwis eventually got their hands on sauvignon blanc and created an incredibly recognizable style of wine. The light, grassy, herbaceous sauvignon blanc from New Zealand was as easy to spot in a wine tasting as a redneck at a garden party. New Zealand, in creating a new style, also created a bit of a problem, by creating this distinctive, almost over the top wine, it eventually generated a bit of palate fatigue for consumers. The wines, good as they were, were exhausting to drink, and with the rise of food culture, consumers and home chefs wanted wine that would complement the meal rather than running roughshod over it.

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