After months of being mostly at home and doing your part to shop responsibly and limit in-person conversations, you've now had multiple bottles of the same wines, and are craving something new. Here are seven bottles from around the world that we think are interesting and delicious, offering good value for the money. All are what we'd refer to as having 'a high evaporation rate' once poured into the glass- juicy wines. Who drank that whole bottle, anyway?!?
William Fevre Petit Chablis
Pea shoots, citrus, lime and stone fruit on the crisp, quenching palate. The wine equivalent of a cold lager after mowing the lawn. Yep, stainless steel Chardonnay. Who knew?
Bertrand Picpoul de Pinet
For fans of Sauvignon Blanc, or unoaked Chardonnay is Picpoul de Pinet (Peek-pool de Pih-nay). Green apple, citrus and lime with a pleasing creaminess on the finish. High acid and refreshing, perfect for pairing with seafood- halibut, chowder, crab.
Villa Bucci Verdicchio de Jesi
For those that like Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, why not try Verdicchio? (Ver-dee-keeh-oh). Fresh and well-balanced with prominent aromas of citrus, stone fruit and orange blossom, with a medium bodied palate of good length. Very drinkable.
Domaine Fontval Rose
Strawberry, melon and fig in a light-bodied dry rose from mourvedre and Grenache grown in the south of France. One to remind you that spring is on its way, eventually.
Robert Weil Junior Spatburgunder
Light in body with juicy red fruits: wild strawberries, hibiscus, raspberry. A mushroom risotto pairing.
De Forville Langhe Nebbiolo
Dusty fruity floral red fruits on the nose with tart red berries on the palate. A great steak wine, or for with fatty cheeses. Or maybe just a cheeseburger?
Natte Valley Cinsault
Red fruits, forest floor and bergamot tea. Well-balanced but not heavy. A 'whoops, I drank it all' bottle.