The Best Wines for Wine Newbies

The Best Wines for Wine Newbies

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For enthusiasts, winemaking and tasting can be a considered an art form and taking an interest in wine regions and flavours can be a great way to learn about other countries and cultures, as well as training your palate. If you’re looking to take up wine as a new hobby, here are some of the best wines to try for first timers.

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For enthusiasts, winemaking and tasting can be a considered an art form and taking an interest in wine regions and flavours can be a great way to learn about other countries and cultures, as well as training your palate. If you’re looking to take up wine as a new hobby, here are some of the best wines to try for first timers.

·       Sauvignon Blanc (White)

Light bodied white wines such as Sauvignon Blanc are often very soft on the palate and are easy to drink for first timers. All Sauvignon Blanc wines are completely dry, although some New Zealand and California wine producers have been known to leave a gram or two of residual sugar to add a richer texture.

 

·       Chardonnay (White)

If you’re not a fan of Sauvignon Blanc, try a glass of Chardonnay instead. Chardonnay is the most popular white wine grape in the world, so it’s a popular choice for many white wine drinkers and has a bit more acidity and fruitiness than Sauvignon Blanc. It’s not unusual for Sauvignon drinkers to hate Chardonnay, and vice versa. So it’s good to try both.

 

·       Cabernet Sauvignon (Red)

This is the one of the most well-known reds and is produced around the world, so it will be easy to source. This wine is full-bodied with heavy berry flavours, and is usually produced completely dry.

 

·       Pinot Noir (Red)

A classic that is very easy to drink, and tends to be light to medium bodied. Pinot Noir’s birthplace is Burgundy, but it is now grown in a variety of different ways around the world, including Italy, Germany, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

 

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