Sauvignon Blanc is a cool customer that doesn’t want for popularity. At a party, it’d be the one in the corner, dressed like a beatnik, flippantly dispensing witticisms to adoring hangers-on. It’s famed for its racy, mineral-laden character in Sancerre; and for its sexy, guava and gooseberry-flavoured expression in New Zealand. It can often be found making waves in Bordeaux, where it pairs up with its fuller-figured old flame, Semillon, and in Cheverny, where it enjoys a light-hearted flirtation with Chardonnay. However, Sauvignon’s a bit of a jet-setter and can be seen doing its thing all over the world.