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. This mixed-six is inspired by those that normally gravitate to Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris, but are willing to try something new... as long as it remains "dry".
Start your adventure here:
Stag's Hollow Winery Albarino- a grape of northwestern Spain, now finding a home in BC. Albarino is crisp, zesty and refreshing, with citrus, white peach and grapefruit notes and a pleasing, mouthfilling texture. An alternate to Sauvignon Blanc.
Liber Family Winery Everyday Chardonnay- yeah, yeah, you don't normally drink Chardonnay. These are not normal times, but this is a Chardonnay for everyday- it's even in the title! Done in stainless steel, this has ripe tropical fruit and pear flavours but is still crisp and dry. An alternate to ripe Pinot Gris.
Terravista Vineyards Fandango Albarino/Verdejo- a different take on Albarino, this time with another Spanish-in-origin grape, Verdejo, added. White peach, grapefruit, tangerine, citrus, green apple and nectarine abound with a rounded texture, racy acidity and juicy finish. Another wine for Sauvignon Blanc fans.
Bartier Brothers Semillon- often found paired up in the bottle with Sauvignon Blanc, this is 100% Semillon (sem-eeh-yawn) that, in its youth, is a crisp and refreshing drink with blood orange, granny smith apple, melon and yellow apple notes and a slight ginger note to the finish.
Upper Bench Pinot Blanc- there's a good chance you're very familiar with Pinot Gris, but maybe you haven't had its sibling. Pinot Blanc tends to be a bit lighter in body, with more citrus and pear notes; this wine also has hints of guava and honeysuckle while remaining dry.
Little Straw Winery Sauvignon Blanc- you have probably drank tons of Sauvignon Blanc (well, someone has been, NZ exports like 85% of their SB), but have you had one from BC? This has key-lime and lemongrass notes with honeydew melon and white peach.