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Understanding white wine
White wine can be very misunderstood. Some people love it, others loathe it. While most wine drinkers are proud to sip on a glass of red wine around dinner, the same cannot be said for white wine drinkers. With summer always approaching, why not delve into white to try and find something you can enjoy when the summer heat hits. Chardonnay is the most popular variety of white wine on Earth, so it’s a fantastic place to start. There are two main camps in Chardonnay, oaked and unoaked. Oaked Chardonnay often has a fuller and richer mouthfeel and would be the most logical step down from a hearty red. Unoaked Chardonnay has none of the vanilla flavors imparted by oak barrels, so you’ll taste more apple and lemon flavors. Another staple of white wine is Sauvignon Blanc. Often referred to as ‘summer in a glass’, New Zealand is the king of Sauv. Their Marlborough region on the South Island is the perfect dry and sunny place to produce very intense flavours. If you’re in the mood to try a white like Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc don’t delay. Remember, the best place to get your white wine online is right here at Catch. Fresh flavours and great taste is just a few clicks away.
Best place to buy white wine from?
We have a very biased answer but if you’re looking for the best place to buy white wine online, Catch is the place for you. If you’re looking for specific regions or countries, it depends on what type of white wine you’d like to drink. Different regions are masters is specific wine styles. Take our ANZAC brothers across the Tasman Sea for example. They have perfected their Sauvignon Blanc. It’s known for its intense flavours of sour citrus and cut grass. So just pick something you like the sounds of. Fun fact, Australia has one of the highest white wine consumption of any country in the world, so if you don’t like the bottle you’ve picked up, there’s a good chance your neighbours will! Don’t get ripped off in store, do your research and buy online at Catch. We’ve got Screamin’ Good Deals going on all the time.
Sweet white wine, Moscato and some Rieslings
So far we’ve mostly touched on Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, but white wine also comes in a few sweeter varieties. Some of the most popular sweet wines are Moscatos. They are very popular with first time drinkers because they are sweet and easy to drink. Another sweet style of wine is Riesling, be warned though, as some of them are the driest wine you can get! As a general rule, American Riesling will be sweet and German Rieslings will be dry. So you really have no excuse now, white wine covers most paletes. Be sure to try some today from Catch. We’re 100% online, that means you can sit at home and have your white wine delivered right to your door.