Ray Isle (@islewine on Twitter) is Food & Wine's executive wine editor. We trust his every cork pop and decant – and the man can sniff out a bargain to boot. Take it away, Ray.
There’s a category of wine-producing countries you could call the one-hit wonders. For instance, New Zealand - the place makes some great Pinot Noirs, and more than a few terrific Syrahs - but if you punch a random sommelier on the shoulder and yell, “New Zealand wine!” odds are they’ll yell back, “Sauvignon Blanc!” (And then probably punch you, too, but whatever.)
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