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.
Fairview Cellars Gruner Veltliner- a grape originating in Austria, but has found a home in the Okanagan Valley. Similar to Sauvignon Blanc, this is a tangy and dry wine with notes of pear, citrus and a hint of pepper with a long finish.
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 flavours and aromas of apricot, honeydew, peach, and stoney notes.
Covert Farms Organic 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.
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.
Narrative Wines Chenin Blanc- young Chenin Blanc can often be confused for Sauvignon Blanc as it shares similar citrus and lime notes with good acidity. This one adds apple and floral notes with a lengthy minerality.