Seems like there are a good few fans of the old grapes on here … so why not.
I’ve got into my wine much more over the last few years (directly proportional with parenthood ). Moving from anything on offer in the supermarket, to the 6-9 quid range in the supermarket, to buying from the local wine shops and now I’m on a Naked wine subscription.
Think I’m on my 4th case of 12 from them, and they’ve pretty much all been good so far. Don’t think I’ve had a single bad one.
All whites for our house, as the wife isn’t really keen on red. I personally love a good red, but don’t tend to buy it as we only really share a bottle on a weekend. I could easily get through one, but I know the wife wouldn’t want the ‘pressure’ of sinking the white solo. Though I’m sure I could help put on both fronts!
I have started to read a bit more on the topic and want to move my knowledge forward a bit from which grape/blend and simply “is it nice or not?”. I’d like to start paying attention to region, vintage etc.
Both fans of a new world Sauvignon Blanc. I’ve hunted out some nice alternatives as well lately. Thing like Gruner Veltliner, verdejo etc. Also found that chardonnay has a bad rep (due to the mass produced junk comes out of America especially) and there are some beautiful bottles out there. The same with pinot grigio, though they just tend to call it pinot gris for the nicer ones!
Always wanted to try making my own. Dad has some cracking south facing slopes on the farm, right on the coast of West Wales. Similar to the more southern growers like Chile, Argentina and NZ. Unfortunately it’s a bit too far away for me to manage, and dad’s not a wine drinker. So he doesn’t really get it!
So. But of a rambly self indulgent intro (expect anything less from me?!), but there we go. Oh and as per @FatPom my thread, my rules. So no overly poetic ramble nonsense descriptions like you get on the side of a bottle! My pallete is most definitely not sensitive enough to pick avocado skin, walnut dust and bramble pollen from a glass of white!
Any good resources for furthering knowledge?
Best wine subscription services?
Alternative, lesser known grape varieties