We can all be creatures of habit in one aspect of our lives or another – including which wines we drink! When is the last time you chose a wine that wasn’t one of the old standards – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay?
It’s time to change things up a bit and try something new. After all, you never know if you’re about to meet your new favorite wine! Let’s take a little journey through some iconic wine regions and find a few wines that you may not have tasted yet. First up, Tuscany!
Imagine savoring a classic aged Brunello di Montalcino while watching the sunset over the rolling Tuscan hills. Made with 100 % Sangiovese grapes that most wine critics say are the best in all of Italy, you’ll enjoy the bold fruit flavors and luscious tannins it’s known for.
Now hop on over to Spain for a refreshing Txakoli at a seaside picnic full of Basque Country flavors. The slightly sparkling, dry, high-acidity white wine pairs perfectly with small bites of olives, anchovies, and shrimp served on toast points.
Ever tried a rare Bordeaux while relaxing at a chateau in the French countryside? Imagine lingering over an incredible Left or Right Bank Bordeaux – whichever your preference – as you dine on exquisite French cuisine. The pedigree and splendor of the chateau will take you back to another time.
Now, we head south to take in the magnificent views of the Andes as we sip on a Chilean Carmenere. The Carmenere grape was once thought to have gone extinct but was saved due to a case of mistaken identity – it was discovered that about 50% of the “Merlot” grapes that were brought over from Bordeaux were actually Carmenere! You’ll enjoy its red fruit flavors along with its unmistakeable pepper notes.
So what do you say? Take a chance and break free from wine monotony. You may just find your new favorite wine!