A wine tasting took place at my home in Queens recently. Eleven tasters unscientifically sampled and rated five bottles of Sauvignon Blanc over brunch. Also known as Pouilly-Fume, Sancerre and Fume Blanc, a lower alcohol helps soften a hangover and presents a more refreshing taste at a generally less expensive cost. After years of sagging popularity, Sauvignon Blanc is experiencing a renaissance in consumption and vintners who produce it. Following are the results listed from most preferred (top of list) to least (bottom of list).

- 2005 Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
- 2004 Domaine de Saint-Laurent L'Abbaye Pouilly-Fumé (France)
- 2003 Elaine Maria Sauvignon Blanc (California)
- 2005 Le Bonheur Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa)
- 2005 Veramonte Sauvignon Blanc (Chile)
- 2004 Graham Beck Sauvignon Blanc (South Africa)