Here’s a New Year’s resolution that we just might keep – to be a bit more adventurous in the wines we buy. I know, I know, we know what we like and we like what we know – but how do we know that we won’t like all those lovely wines out there that friends, family and other wine buffs are enjoying right now?
There’s only one way to find out and that’s by following a few simple steps and, in the immortal lyrics of the genius that is ABBA, “take a chance on me!” So follow my handy step by step guide to a new favourite:
If you love Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc…
Philippa’s suggestion: Extra Special Rueda Verdejo
Just because it tastes minty and flinty and a lot like Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t mean it’s from Marlborough. This is a seriously cool wine from the green region of Rueda in Spain, made from the Verdejo grape, and it’s so hip it hurts – brilliant with fish.Check out Philippa's other suggestions here.