Hi folks! Recently joined up and I’m pleased to see that you all seem like a very friendly bunch! When I parted with my membership fee it didn’t occur to me that there might be such a substantial community forum etc. Just reading through the posts on here has been very informative.
So, I’ve been a wine fan for a number of years but have never really ventured much past the £10-15 price point and even then my purchases are normally based on the look of the label or limited notes on the back. Aside from a few bottles here and there that I’ve tried and really enjoyed (Bodegas Caro is one I remember specifically), I’m kind of struggling to work out what to buy.
One thing I’m guilty of is sticking to what I know and playing it safe.
I know that I like fruity full bodied reds, generally new world, especially Argentine Malbec/blends and I’ve come to the conclusion over the years that I really don’t like overly tannic wine. It’s probably the single most off-putting trait in a wine for me.
So with this in mind, I’ve decided to try to broaden my tastes with the motto “don’t knock it if you’ve never tried it” (hey, it’s what I say to my kids when we’re trying new food so why not say it to myself eh?!).
I’m thinking that the best way to achieve this, whilst not bankrupting myself, would be to taste lots of reasonably priced, good solid examples of various different styles, regions, old & new world etc.
Do you think this is a reasonable approach and if so please, hit me with your suggestions. Any style, any country, any price (ok, lets say £10-£50).
Thanks in advance