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Beginner’s Guide to Lesser-Known Wine Regions

Beginner's guide to lesser-known wine regions

Preparing to explore a lesser-known wine region? Here’s your essential guide to navigate this exciting journey! 

   The exploration of unfamiliar wine regions can be an exciting and enriching experience. It opens up a world of flavours, aromas and cultural nuances that may be completely different from what you may be used to. We have prepared a step-by-step guide to help your explorations.

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1. Research the Lesser-known Wine Region

   Before diving into the world of lesser-known wines, it is essential to dedicate some time to thorough research of the region. Delve into understanding the intricacies of the climate, soil composition and the unique grape varieties that flourish in that particular corner of the world. This comprehensive knowledge serves as a compass, guiding you towards a deeper appreciation of the wines you’ll encounter, offering valuable insights into the potential flavour profiles awaiting discovery. 

2. Explore the grape varieties

   Familiarise yourself with the grape varieties that are prevalent in the chosen country. Each grape variety contributes unique characteristics to the wine. For example, if you are exploring Armenian wines, you might encounter Areni or Hakhtanak.

Similarly, if you are curious about Georgian wines, you will most likely hear about varieties such as Saperavi and Rkatsiteli. Each of these varieties offer distinct flavours.

3. Read Critic Reviews 

Read Wine Critic Reviews

   For wine enthusiasts eager to expand their palate, reading critic reviews and testimonials can be an enriching journey. Whether you favour bold reds or delicate whites, there is a critic out there whose palate resonates with yours. Their expertise can unveil hidden gems, keeping you away from disappointments and leading you towards bottles that promise an unforgettable experience.

   We also love reading and sharing these reviews. Hence, for each of our wines you can easily check what world-renowned experts say and read detailed reviews from people whose palates we all admire. Just click on “Critic Reviews and Testimonials” bellow the wine description and learn more about the wine that caught your eye.   

4. Seek Recommendations

   Who said you are alone in this journey? Turn to wine enthusiasts or online communities for recommendations. Platforms like wine forums or social media can be valuable sources of information. People who have explored wines from the regions you are interested in, can provide insights and suggest specific bottles to try.

   Rest assured more information can be obtained by exploring our Wine Blog. Within its pages you can find insights, tips, and stories that will enhance your appreciation and understanding of the wines we offer. Here you can uncover hidden nuances, learn about emerging trends, and find inspiration for your next wine adventure. 

5. Visit Specialised Wine Stores 

Visit specialised wine stores to find lesser-know wines

   Visit local wine shops or specialty stores that focus on international selections. Knowledgeable staff can guide you and provide valuable recommendations based on your preferences. Don’t hesitate to ask questions and share your taste preferences. 

   6. Explore Online Retailers

   Explore online retailers that specialise in wines from lesser-known wine regions. Many platforms offer Curated Selections from different countries, providing a convenient way to access a diverse range of options without leaving your home. Consider purchasing mixed cases. These often include a variety of wines from different countries, allowing you to explore different styles and find what suits your palate.

7. Become a Wine Club Member

Become a wine club member

   For those who fancy trying something a bit different and want to discover new wines, signing up for a wine club is a great idea. When you join a wine club, you get to enjoy hand-picked selections put together by experts who hunt down bottles from places that don’t always get the attention they deserve.

   So, if you are up for a wine adventure and want to explore some off-the-beaten-path regions, joining our Wine Club is the way to go. Every two months, you will get a case of authentic wines delivered free to your door. Each case features wines from different countries, made using ancient methods and rare indigenous grapes – giving you a real taste of Wine Origins. You will also get tasting notes, food pairing tips, and detailed information about the countries, winemakers and grapes. 

   8. Document Your Lesser-known Wine Journey

   Create a wine journal or use various applications to document your tasting experiences. Note the flavours, aromas and your overall impressions. This will not only help you remember your favourites but also serve as a reference for future exploration.

   9. Keep an Open Mind 

explore lesser-know wine regions with an open mind

   Embrace the adventure with an open mind. Be willing to step out of your comfort zone and try wines that might be unfamiliar. You might discover hidden gems and expand your appreciation for the world of wine.            

     10. Enjoy the Process

   Buying wine from a country you have never tasted before is a journey of discovery. Enjoy the process, savour the diverse flavours, and let your taste buds explore the richness of the global wine landscape.

   Cheers to new adventures in every bottle! 

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