Finding new wine to love: white

Bottle shots of various white wines

To accompany the same article on reds, here’s another attempt to broaden wine horizons.

The white wine grapes that are most frequently disparaged tend to be those with the most extreme aromatic personalities. Like the wackiest person at the party, most people tend to avoid them, preferring safer, more conventional company.

Chardonnay, with its plasticity and potential to reflect terroir, is a fail-safe choice of the engaged wine drinker. Chenin Blanc follows closely in its footsteps. On-trend varieties such as Albariño and Grüner Veltliner, often classified as ‘semi-aromatic’, perhaps offer a more predictable flavour profile, but avoid the excessiveness...