As tempetures begin to heat up, many wine lovers start seeking out more refreshing white wines for picnics and poolside hangouts. At Let's Talk Wine, we see an increase in requests for white wine only Corporate Wine Tastings. It's always fun when you can customize your events to your liking. Everyone is familiar with the Chardonnays, Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blancs. But the fun part of wine tasting is being able to try and explore new wines that you may have previously overlooked. We like to mix well known favorites with some under the radar gems.
We are all familiar with the ever popular Sauvignon Blanc. They are crisp and food friendly. We will sometimes skip the everyday Sauvignon Blanc in lieu of a refreshing Vermintino. Popular in Italy, this white wine shares some similarities with the fan favorite SavyB. It is easy to find in the Italian section of your favorite wine store and the light, crisp nature of the wine make it the perfect summer sipper. Vermintino wine has bright aromas of pear, white peach and grapefruit, much like Sauvignon Blanc. The aromas translate beautifully on the palate with some additional mineralogy and bright acidic finish.
Chardonnays can be some what divisive, so for a fuller bodied white we like to introduce Viognier. Viogniers are extremely fragrant and known for their beautiful floral aromas. A glass of Viognier smells like honeysuckle, orange blossoms and peaches. Sometimes we even get some vanilla as well if the wine is aged in oak. It has a smooth velvety mouthfeel that Chardonnay lovers look for, but because Viogniers fly slightly under the radar, many wine lovers have less reservations when trying them. These are always a surprise hit in our All inclusive Wine Tastings.
Both of these wines are easy to find and budget friendly. Look for them in your favorite wine store or on the wine list the next time you are out. If you are looking to try these and more, reach out to us to set up a fun, hassle free All Inclusive wine tastings and start expanding your palate and love of wine!