PART 2: Wines You Need to Try Based On Your Current Favourites

by Lauren Power

Have you been wanting to try some new wines, but feeling overwhelmed by choices and unsure what to try? 

You don't necessarily have to go out of your typical palate to experience a new wine. We've rounded up some of the most popular varietals and styles of wines, and our top picks for a similar bottle to try!

Keep reading to learn which wine is going to be your new favourite, based on what you currently drink.

Folonari Valpolicella | Domenico Fraccaroli Valpolicella

Dry and delicate with notes of red fruit, Domenico Fraccaroli Valpolicella is the next bottle you need to add to your wine fridge! Valpolicella is known for being very food friendly, and is one of our go-to picks for a dinner party. 

Meiomi Pinot Noir | Blazon Pinot Noir

All Pinot Noir lovers need to try Blazon! Similar to Meomi, Blazon is smooth and red fruit forward with earthy notes.

Blazon also comes from a woman-run winery that is certified Green by Lodi Rules, meaning that it participates in sustainable winegrowing!

7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel | OZV Old Vine Zinfandel

Lodi, California is famous for being the first place in the United States to grow Zinfandel (known in Italy as Primitivo), and if this if your go-to varietal, try the OZV Old Vine Zinfandel next time!

Fruity and jammy, this wine also features notes of dark fruits and vanilla like 7 Deadly Sins.

Josh Cellars Merlot | Tenuta Santomè Merlot

If you love California Merlot, have you ever thought about trying Italian Merlot for a change? Similar to this popular pick from Josh, Tenuta Santomè Merlot has both fruity and earthy notes.

If you're in the mood for a fuller bodied, more complex Merlot with spiced flavors, you have to try a bottle!

Campo Viejo Rioja Tempranillo | Sancho Garces Tempranillo - Joven

If you love Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain, next up for you to taste has to be Sancho Garces Tempranillo - Joven! If you love the oaky, red and dark fruit notes of Campo Viejo, Sancho Garces is going to be your new favourite. 


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