The secret of „Everyday Wines“

7. Februar 2018 • News • Views: 102

There are wines that have a place in every home. They are great with a pasta on Wednesday nights, the right choice to bring to a friend’s house for a casual dinner and it is no tragedy if you use them to cook with: They are enjoyable right from the bottle, always a pleasure and -very important- they are affordable. All these qualities unite so called “everyday wines”.

However, what makes a truly good everyday bottle? Here are some expert tips on how to shop for table wines along with some recommendations guiding you through the jungle of offers:

  1. Go for younger vintages: Easy-drinking wines usually don’t age particularly well.
  2. Keep an eye on the alcohol content: if you drink a glass or two during the week, an alcohol content of 15% or more could make you next day’s work quite hard. Stick to wines with an alcohol content between 12-14% – you won’t do something wrong
  3. Rely on your favorite grape varietals or wine region. Taste is very subjective, some people love pinot noir, for others even a top rated pinot noir from burgundy is not worth drinking. So, take time to try new wines and varieties from regions all around the world and find your personal favorites.

I’ve spent the last month asking my friends for their favorite everyday bottles. I brought them together and compiled a list. The result is amazing and my wine cellar enriched by some more great bottles.

Germany:

Name of Wine: Ansgar Clüsserath – vom Schiefer

Origin: Germany – Mosel Saar Ruwer

Price in EUR: 9,20

United States:

Name of Wine: Ridge – Lytton Springs

Origin: USA- California

Personal Taste: Zinfandel – Black Cherry, pomegranat, mint and sweet spices.

Price in EUR: 23,50

France:

Name of Wine: Domaine Courbissac – Les Traverses

Origin: France – Languedoc

Price in EUR: 11,50

Italy:

Name of Wine: Cirelli – Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Origin: Italy – Abruzzo

Price in EUR: 11,00

Switzerland:

Name of Wine: Domaine Louis Bovard – Chasselas Terre a Boire Epesses

Origin: Switzerland – Waadt

Personal Taste: Pear, Almond, Honey

Price in EUR: 22,80

Spain:

Name of Wine: Recaredo – Terrers Brut Nature Gran Reserva

Personal Taste: Spain – Penedes

Price in EUR: 22,00

Australia:

Name of Wine: Penfolds – Koonunga Hill

Origin: Australia – Barossa Valley

Personal Taste: Blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Plums and black pepper & black cherries.

Price in EUR: 9,95

New Zealand:

Name of Wine: Craggy Range – Te Muna Road Vineyards

Origin: New Zealand – Hawkes Bay

Personal Taste: Perfect everyday Sauvigong Blanc

Price in EUR: 17,95

Argentina

Name of Wine: Puro, Dieter Meier, Malbec

Origin: Mendoza

Personal Taste: fruity and smooth, perfect with meat,  pasta and a BBQ

Price in EUR: 17.50

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