December can be correlated with one word: overload. Holiday party overload, shopping overload and in-laws overload. In December you attend one too many holiday parties, overuse the term “so how have things been with you”, decide that chocolate and Christmas cookies don’t have calories for the whimsical 31 days, and most likely reach for the same bold red and bubbly prosecco on each special occasion. January, on the other hand, is correlated with a much different word: new. New year, new you, new beginnings – we’ve all heard it and probably said one of these phrases at least once by now. If you are someone looking to dive into the world in new in 2019, why not start with wine! Instead of reaching for that same Pinot Grigio or Cab Sauv, why not try a new varietal that you may have never even heard of? We understand, trying new things can be scary, especially when it comes to changing your beloved house red or white, so to make this easier, we’ve created a list of new varietals that have similar flavour profiles to the wines you love.
If you like Cab Sauv, try:
- Petit Verdot
- Touriga Nacional
If you like Pinot Noir, try:
If you like Chardonnay, try:
- Chenin Blanc
If you like Sauvignon Blanc, try:
Have a different varietal you love and are looking for a new alternative? let us know in the comments below, and we’ll give you an expert recommendation!