Entering into the world of wines can be intimidating when you’re faced with such an overwhelming variety. Whether you just reached legal drinking age, found a new group of wine-loving friends, or if you’re just dying to find the perfect bottle to treat yourself with, we’ve got you covered.
Easy to drink, and bursting with flavour, we’ve compiled a list of wines for all the ladies looking to start their wine adventure!
Red wine is a functional food, recognized as beneficial to health, with potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Most red wines, however, can come across as more bitter, as women have a more sensitive palate, causing the tannins in red wine to be accentuated.
We recommend starting on some sweeter reds, with low alcohol percentages (less than 12.5%).
Roscato ‘Rosso Dolce’
A unique red wine from Northern Italy, this Roscato is a gorgeous example of the perfect wine for beginners. Rosso Dolce directly translates to “sweet red”, owing to its pronounced sweetness brought forward by intense flavours of red fruit. This irresistible red with a delicate fizz offers a gentle and well-balanced taste, guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
It’s almost a cliché that women prefer white wines over red. White wines are often considered to be sweeter and more refreshing than the majority of their red wine counterparts, represented by more floral and fruity flavour profiles.
A wonderful addition to brunch with your besties, here are just a few of our favourites to get you started!
Whistling Duck ‘Moscato’
Gentle on the tongue, and on your wallet, this Moscato is a gorgeous blend of fresh, fruity flavours, with hints of peach and passionfruit. Low in alcohol, this delicate white wine is the perfect companion for long, hot afternoons.
If you fall in love with this Moscato, indulge in our Sweet Seductive Sensation Pack and make it a party with three of our finest!
Domaine Henri Nordoc ‘Chardonnay’ 2019
From Pay d’Oc, France, this crisp and refreshing Chardonnay is light on the palate, offering a smooth, refreshing finish. Delicately sweet, with aromas of pear and rock melon, this Chardonnay may just be your new favourite!
Lawson’s Dry Hill Pinot Gris 2020
With the highest alcohol percentage on the list, this white wine from New Zealand is sure to spice up your day and keep the sorrows away! Gently acidic, with a mild sweetness brought forward by aromas of red apple and peach, it pairs wonderfully with a variety of foods, and is just as ideal on its own!
If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “what is rosé?” Well, same. We’ve all been there, so here’s the answer. Rosé is a type of wine that is made through a similar process to other red wines. It incorporates some colour from red grape skins, though not enough to qualify it as red, resulting in a beautiful, light pink colour.
Anyway, less explaining, more drinking! Here is our pick for your first rosé!
Pasqua Passimento Romeo & Juilet ‘Prosecco Rose’
An ode to Verona, Italy, this delectable rosé is perfect for every occasion. With its alluring copper colour comes hints of raspberry and apple. Mild in acidity, it has a slight tartness, adding to its fresh and fruity flavour profile.
Women are buying and drinking more wine than ever! In a sea of endless choice and variety, we hope this list helps you feel a little less intimidated.
Cheers to entering the world of wine! We hope you enjoy the ride.