As someone who loves wine, I often have people ask me for recommendations for what to buy or what to pair with a meal. These questions almost always come with a disclaimer like: “well i only drink reds” or “I only drink moscato” and I think that’s such a shame that people are missing out on so many great wines simply because they don’t know what to try or are afraid to spend money on a bottle of wine that they aren’t familiar with. But why limit yourself to your traditional wine picks when there is a world of wine that you might be missing out on. And as a wine lover, part of the fun is in discovering a great new wine and sharing it with friends. I’m partnering with Name.Kitchen to bring you some unique wine varietals to help you get out of a wine slump on National Drink Wine Day. Name.Kitchen is offering websites creative ways to make their websites stand out with new not-com domains.
5 Wine Swaps to Make on National Drink Wine Day
If you love Chardonnay… try a Viognier.
This hard to pronounce white wine varietal was featured at a tasting I attended a few years ago. It has immediately become a favorite of mine and one that I often serve in place of Chardonnay. With floral notes and light hints of fruit vigonier’s are easy to enjoy and pair well with seafood.
If you love Moscato…try a Riesling.
Of all the wines out there, I’m not a moscato fan and as some of my friends know I’m on a mission to turn moscato lovers onto other wines. If you love moscato for its sweetness, then a riesling should definitely hit the spot. When picking a riesling steer clear of the dry ones and opt for something sweet. A sweet riesling is subtle and delicious and not at all the sugar bomb that a moscato can be.
I love a good glass of champagne, nothing is more festive or fun than celebrating with champagne. A few years ago my Mom started drinking prosecco and I was immediately hooked. Prosecco is an italian sparkling wine and I love that it is often sold by the glass at restaurants, so there is no need to buy a whole bottle.
If you love Cabernet Sauvignon… try a Malbec.
I love a good red wine and cabernet sauvignon is always a great go-to when you aren’t sure what to order. Recently I have started ordering a malbec instead of my standard cabernet anytime I see them on a menu. Malbecs are usually very smooth and great for those who love red wine but not the heartburn. After I had my son these were my go-to red wine.
If you love any wine… try a Port. Port wine is a dessert wine and a great way to cap of the evening. It’s sweet, bold and has a higher alcohol content than your average wine. Dessert wines are underrated in my opinion and don’t get ordered nearly enough. I think they are a fun way to cap off a night and pair well with any dessert.
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Happy National Drink Wine Day! What wine will you be drinking today?
This post was sponsored by Name.Kitchen all thoughts and opinions are my own.