A common issue facing people new to wine is deciding on a bottle that suits their taste. This has long been the plight of novice wine drinkers!
Wanting to make the entire process more enjoyable, our resident wine specialist – Roderic Proniewski, has leveraged on his decades of wine experience to develop ‘AWN Wine Style’. Every label that we carry has been carefully considered and categorised to make choosing the perfect wine effortless!
Light-Bodied Red - These are typically a paler red, with a more fruit-driven profile. Usually consumed relatively young, and can be intense but are rarely heavy.
Varietals include: Pinot Noir, Gamay and Merlot
Medium-Bodied Red - These are your typical food-wines, with great balance, a nice fruitiness and a medium structure, which allows them to pair easily with a wide range of cuisines.
Varietals include: Sangiovese, Cabernet Franc, Grenache, Merlot, Zinfandel and Barbera
Full-Bodied Red - These reds are often produced in warmer climates, resulting in a greater intensity and deep colour. These wines often require and benefit from some ageing as well as breathing when opened. They make perfect accompaniments for rich dishes such as red-meat.
Varietals include: Syrah/Shiraz, Malbec, Pinotage and Cabernet Sauvignon
Rose – These wines come in all shades of pink, and tend to be very aromatic. Typically, fruity with a good balance of acidity, this allows them to pair well with grilled and spicy dishes.
Varietals include: Grenache, Cinsault, Merlot, Syrah and Zinfandel
Light-Bodied White – Fresh and crisp, making them extremely easy to drink, this also allows them to complement many cuisines without being too overpowering.
Varietals include: Gruner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes, Soave, Pinot Gris and Albarino
Medium-Bodied White – These wines typically have excellent aromatic expression, showing a good degree of fruitiness. They typically interact exceptionally with food.
Varietals include: Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Viura, Gewurztraminer and some Chardonnay
Full-Bodied White – These whites often have some oak influence, giving the wine greater complexity, and an intense aroma. These are white wines suitable for aging.
Varietals include: Viognier, Riesling and Oaked Chardonnay
Sweet – These wines come in various levels of sweetness, balancing alcohol and acidity nicely to provide for a nice finish.
Varietals include: Moscato, Late Harvest, Port and Sauterne
Sparkling – Bubbles! Celebration in a bottle! Need I say more?
Varietals include: Cava, Prosecco and of course - Champagne