Spanish and Italian wines are always a delight but I do struggle with new world wines and I must admit I have yet to find any that I don’t need gaviscon to wash it down. I’m open to offers for help here.
I said I reckon we could change his mind, so he’s asked for a mixed case of recommendations:
So, you like a challenge. Well, could you work out a recommended case for me with a range of light to full bodied red wines please and I’ll give them a go.
I reckon there’s lots of you here with some diamond suggestions, so I thought I’d start a new topic so we can help Steve (hopefully!) find some New World reds to fall in love with!
I’ll go first - here’s six NW reds I love:
I’ve enjoyed a lot of this peppery, juicy dark berry-packed New Zealand red over the last year. I’ve still got one bottle left and now really want to open it this weekend!
I don’t have a huge list of South African reds I love (probably worth its own topic, tbf) but the Percheron range always hits the spot. I can’t quite believe this is £6.25.
It had to be done. This wine is so popular around these parts it should probably have its own fan club so I’ll let everyone else explain why they love this wine so much. I just think it’s beautifully smooth and complex and a rare treat to drink a more mature wine for this price.
A lovely light option and another regular go-to red for me. Charming, juicy pinot for light dishes.
This has been a hit with Society staff for as long as I can remember and we always buy it to sip on its own over the Christmas holidays. Chocolatey and luxurious and a wine that demands your full attention.
Just yay. Super drinkable and enjoyable Aussie shiraz and the kind of wine you know you can rely on if you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing bottle to take to a friend’s house.
That’s it from me! Over to you guys…