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Wine tasting as a novice wine drinker

What is the best wine for a novice wine drinker?

Many wonder what is the best wine for me as a novice wine drinker. Here is not a good or a error to answer. It all depends on what your taste preference is and whether you have had any previous experience drinking Red wine of White wine. It is often best to work with the White wine starting as a novice wine drinker.

what is the best White wine?

White wine is often slightly 'lighter' and therefore more pleasant in the mouth. But some novice wine drinkers still prefer a Red wine because this one is a bit 'stronger' in taste. Therefore just an overview of both Red wine as White wine for the novice wine drinker.

  • Grasevina is a fresh dry White wine with a light pleasant aroma and a taste of honey and apple. Most popular and most drunk wine from Croatia.
  • Riesling: this wine ranges from dry to whole sweet, but is especially loved for its fresh citrus and mineral aromas, clear acids and a light body.
  • Pinot Grigio: One of the most user-friendly white wines on the market, Pinot Grigio wines are lightweight and fresh, both in terms of finish and flavor characteristics.
  • Moscato d'Asti: This slightly crispy, non-Dry wine from Italy is a delight. It has aroma's of apricots and almonds and offers a crunchy sweet and juicy sip that tickles the nose as you drink it.
  • Sauvignon Blanc: This is a crisp, refreshing light with white, with simple flavors that include kiwi and citrus. It is also a great summer wine because it is so refreshing.
  • Chardonnay is a delicious one White wine with more intense sweetness and a delicious aromas of apricot and honey.

what is the best Red wine?

Just like with the White wine, do you want to start with simple Red wine. As you get further and further into the world of wine and the flavors of Red wine If you learn to recognize them better, you can gradually make the transition to the more complex, robust and pleasantly powerful wines. Here are a few suggestions for the novice Red wine drinker:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon is a full Red wine with a deep red color and aromaPhotos of black cherry, blueberry, blackberry, dark spice & ripe fruit notes.
  • Merlot: Merlot is one of the most famous and popular red grape varieties in the world. A glass Merlot wine is known as elegant, ripe, fruity, creamy and pleasantly soft because it does not contain much tannins contains.
  • Blaufränkisch / lemberger: Blaufränkisch has a distinctive taste of ripe berries and dark chocolate.
  • Zweigelt is a recognizable, refined and supple wine characterized by a pronounced and appealing aroma of cherries.
  • Pinot Noir: Light to medium and super food friendly, it's so easy to fall in love with a Pinot Noir, even if you don't consider yourself a fan of Red wine are.
  • Syrah: Syrah and his Australian brother Shiraz are the same. Australian Shirazs tend to be a little on the peppery side, while Syrahs tend to be a little fruitier.
  • Beaujolais Nouveau: this French wine is meant to be drunk young. It comes out in November every year and usually sells out for Christmas† The wine is fruity and light, without heavy tannins, making it a favorite for new wine drinkers.

But what is the best wine for me?

You mainly drink wine for pleasure or because you like the wine. Whether you start your wine adventure by taking some of the best wines for beginners, or starting to drink the wine on the advice of others, it takes time to figure out what the best wine is for you. Taste often a few different bottles of a certain type of red or White wine to really get a good feel for it. Also use the resources available to you, eg by seeking advice from 'advanced' wine drinkers, ask your sales advisor or contact us in cash.

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