What to drink if you're new to wine | Fiona Beckett on drink
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When starting to learn about wine, it can be helpful to think about your taste preferences in other beverages. For example, if you prefer citrussy cocktails, you may enjoy sharply flavored whites like albarino or sauvignon blanc. If you like red berries in your drinks, you might enjoy a fruity rose or pinot noir. Additionally, considering whether you prefer fizzy or still drinks can guide you towards trying sparkling wines as a beginner's option.
If you prefer citrussy cocktails, you'll probably enjoy sharply flavored whites such as albarino or sauvignon blanc, whereas if you go for red berries, you might enjoy a fruity rose or pinot noir more.
For those who may find the sensation of alcohol strong, it can be beneficial to focus on lower-alcohol wines around the 11%-12% mark. These wines can provide a milder experience for beginners. Additionally, sparkling wine, such as prosecco, is a good option for first-timers as it is generally sweeter and can be more approachable.
Likewise, do you like fizzy drinks or still ones? If you're not averse to carbonation, sparkling wine, such as prosecco, is a good first-timer's drink and, being generally sweeter, is easier.
Read at www.theguardian.com
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