Just started drinking wine. What are good wines for beginners?
I have always been a beer drinker, but lately, I’ve been thinking about trying wine.
I have never had a glass of wine before. I tried a sip from a friend’s glass and wasn’t too keen, but my friend convinced me that it was just not the right type of wine.
So, what are good wines for beginners?
JacobMemberTopics: 1 Replies: 8
I agree with your friend. Give it a chance. Remember when you first tried beer? I bet you made a funny face and it didn’t go down too well, right? Well, at least that was how it was for me. But I eventually coped and I love beer now. Give wine a chance and remember how you started drinking beer.
ThomasParticipantTopics: 4 Replies: 46
I’m no wine connoisseur and I suppose it can get a bit daunting with so many wines from all over the world. I suggest you not worry about it. I like something called Prosecco, which is an Italian wine. I suggest you can try this first. There are different kinds. You can get these in sparkling, semi-sparkling and still wine.
It is made from Glera grapes which is a white grape from Slovenia. I find this wine quite fruity and sweet. The flavours may also come across as lemon or green apples as well. I suggested this wine for you because I like it myself, but it has no tannins and the acidity level is low. This might help a beginner. Try it!
Thanks for the rec! I’ll definitely check it out.
WallaceParticipantTopics: 5 Replies: 32
I love wine, but there’s also a lot of experimentation, trial and error involved. I suggest you stick with it and don’t give up. You will get used to it and probably end up liking one, or perhaps many!
Try Chardonnay. It is the name of the grape from which the wine is made. This is a good one for beginners. Very popular also. It is a dry wine, so if you like things sweet, maybe this is not for you, but still, give it a shot.
Where do you guys buy your wine, by the way? Is there some good place where you can buy different kinds of wine to try out?
ColinParticipantTopics: 2 Replies: 15
Try Pinot Grigio and / or Pinot Noir. Pinot Grigio is white and has a subtle flavour, so it might be a good wine for you to start as a beginner. It does have a mild, fruity flavour but despite that, I’d say it is not all that sweet. You can drink it on its own or you can have it with seafood. That’s a good combination.
Pinot Noir is a red wine. It is quite low on tannin, so it feels relatively light. It is a dry red wine but there is a hint of cherry and berry flavours which you might enjoy.
MaggieParticipantTopics: 0 Replies: 6
Try Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a richer, more fuller wine. It does have a higher level of acidity and tannins. However, it does have a fruity flavour, like berries and plum.
Cabernet Sauvignon also comes in flavours like vanilla and chocolate and a few others, but this depends on where it’s from and who makes it.
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