I enjoy a glass of wine every once in a while, especially with a good meal or on the weekend when I’m looking to wind down. Over the past few years, I’ve tried to narrow down my favorite type of reds and whites, and while I’m still learning and exploring other options, I’ve found a handful of great wines that I really enjoy!
Wine can be intimidating and expensive to start exploring, so if you are new to drinking wine or not sure what kind of wine to give as a housewarming gift, for example, I hope you’ll find some starting points below!
I have learned that I do NOT like a buttery white wine. My favorite is a chilled Chardonnay, though some Chardonnays I prefer at room temperature better. I tend to drink more white wine in the warmer months, and below are a few of my favorites.
My sister turned me on to Red Blends and Malbecs. My friend Jordan exposed me to Syrah. And my parents introduced me to Cabernet Sauvignon. These days I’ve really been enjoying Malbecs and have yet to find one that I don’t like. See a few of my favorites below!
I’ve gotten great recommendations from local wine stores so if you are new and looking for something specific, or honestly if you don’t even know where to start, ask an employee of a wine store. You can describe what you like or dislike, and even give them a price range for what you are looking for!
I’ve also heard great things about the app Vivino. You can make notes about your favorite wines and then also see recommendations for other options that you may like based on your preferences.