Finding new wine to love: red

Bottles of red wine

Stuck in a red-wine rut? Richard offers many a solution.

Despite wine’s infinite variation, it’s easy for us to become fixated on a limited number of regions and varieties. Look no further than our lengthy forum discussion on Bordeaux’s 2019 en primeur campaign to witness how obsessive and excited we can easily become. These are some of the world’s best wines, it’s true, but do they really deserve such hype?

After all, wine lovers also take pains to protest that less-famous names deserve more support, and bemoan the role of investment in inflating the prices of blue-chip châteaux. The rest...