It’s the first Wine Wednesday of 2023. To celebrate I’ve got a few new wines for the New Year. Almost everyone has some kind of resolution or goals for the New Year. One of my friends, who feels stuck in a rut has vowed to try one new thing a week. One new thing a month seems more attainable to me. However, it’s not my goal and I still love the idea.
One of the new things he wants to try is wine. He says every time he buys a bottle in the grocery store, he sticks to a small selection of producers and grapes he is familiar with. After giving him some ideas I thought I’d share a few here too. I also write about food, wine and spirits for a number of publications. Here is one featuring sparkling wines and Champagnes for the New Year. Because of that writing, I get to try a lot of great things. Not a bad gig.
What to try for the New Year
Many people buy wines while doing their weekly grocery store shopping. However, in the spirit of this story, try stopping in a small wine shop for a change. It’s in these shops you’ll get one on one attention and help in discovering a wine that fits hour palate as well as your wallet. In addition, you will also be supporting local, small businesses.
It can be intimidating trying wines with names that are hard to pronounce or grapes that are unfamiliar. Many of these small shops also have tasting events. If you taste it and like it, who cares if you can’t pronounce it.
Here are a few new wines for the New Year that are the beaten path but fun to try. Cheers