White Wine for Beginners


Wine away

The trick to figuring out what you like, is to have a simple idea what to start with in terms of white wine.

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  • Riesling

This grape variety turn into wine, ranges from dry to very sweet but is almost universally loved for its citrus and mineral flavours and easy approach. Is one of the most versatile food wines out there

When it comes to Riesling – "the greatest grape" as some in the industry have labelled it – the spiritual home for this variety resides in two lands: Germany and Alsace (France).

FOOD PAIRING

Semi-sweet Riesling wines make a delightful pairing to spicy Indian and Asian cuisines and do fantastic with duck, bacon, pork, sweet and sour, shrimp and crab. But my favourite will be a with 'pídàn' CENTURY EGG(yes you read that right, I love that and photo below taken by me before devouring it) 


  • Pinot Grigio (Italy) / Pinot Gris (France)

You don’t know what bottle to bring at a dinner party? Pinot Grigio/Gris is the wine that might please everyone.

Easy-drinking and people-pleasing grape variety that when turned into wine is well-known for its flower and citrus flavours both of them being ‘drinker-friendly’ white wines on the market.

FOOD PAIRING

Both France’s Pinot Gris and Italy’s Pinot Grigio, pair extremely well with chicken, pasta with a creamy sauce, fish and soft, mild cheeses such as gruyere, mozzarella, brie, and parmesan.


  • Sauvignon Blanc

A white grape variety originated in beautiful Bordeaux, France it also enjoys nowadays success in California, South Africa, Chile, Australia and most notably in New Zealand.

A white wine full of personality that is loved for its ‘green’ herbal aromas, green apple and gooseberries.

Sauvignon Blanc especially from New Zealand is extremely approachable for every person that wants an easy drinking wine.

FOOD PAIRING

Beautiful choice for herb sauces over chicken, fish, feta cheese, hot-dogs and tofu.


  • Moscato d’Asti (Muscat Blanc)

If you have a sweet tooth, say a big Hello to Moscato d’Asti, made with Muscat Blanc grapes. It is recognized for its sweet orange and succulent aromas

A wine from Italy, it’s hard not to fall in love with Moscato d’Asti. This perfumed, sweet Italian white wine is well-loved by wine drinkers of all kinds. Why? Simple: it’s so easy to drink! You will find Moscato d’Asti is much more sophisticated than you might think.

FOOD PAIRING

This type of wine pairs well with antipasti, almost any kind of cheese, and is also a great dessert wine and a pair with our old-time favourite ICE-CREAM desserts.


  • Chardonnay

Being the oldest and most famous world’s grape variety, it is beloved by winemakers and wine enthusiasts around the world. This breed of white wine has its popularity in California (USA), Italy, Australia and notably the most famous being Burgundy (France).

One of the most approachable wines hailing from Burgundy, is Chablis wine region made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. Like licking a wet rock but in a really yummy way, is best to described Chablis. Dry with flavours of white flowers, quince and lime peel is a perfect dinner pleaser.

FOOD PAIRING

Match made in heaven when we are talking about Oysters, and the reason is the soil of the Chablis wine region, that are literally crushed seashells all the way from the Jurassic Era.



''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''