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Which white wine to drink?

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Wafflethewonderdoggy · 27/02/2024 20:38

I feel a bit ‘over’ Sauvignon blanc with its strong acidic taste, with that having been my white wine of choice for about a decade.
what’s next? What’s en vogue at the moment? I like dry, maybe a bit more mellow than Sauvignon blanc.
any favourites you’d recommend?
most commonly I buy at Lidl and normally go for £7-8 a bottle, but can buy elsewhere.
im the only adult in the house and normally have one bottle a week spread over the weekend.
I need a new favourite!

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PossumintheHouse · 27/02/2024 20:40

En vogue? I hear the white kind is quite good.

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countdowntonap · 27/02/2024 20:41

Assuming you had Marlborough Sauvingnon Blanc, @Wafflethewonderdoggy ?
What about an Albariño?

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Skykidsspy · 27/02/2024 20:42

pecorino
albarino/alvarinho
vinho verde
grillo
soave

ile de beaute rose in Sainsbury’s is very nice!

SB too acidic for me too!

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MandyRiceDavies · 27/02/2024 20:43

White burgundy is lovely and less sharp than a lot of SBs.

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BibbleandSqwauk · 27/02/2024 20:43

I've got back to unoaked Chardonnay (very Bridget Jones). Has to be cold and I usually go up a shelf in price from SB. Not sure I could recommend a specific one, though Cloudy Bay is always good.

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outcrops · 27/02/2024 20:43

I’m a red drinker but everyone I know raves about bread & butter (think it’s a Chardonnay)

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DoloresOnTheDottedLine · 27/02/2024 20:44

A Gavi is nice and you get a decent one for under £10. My favourite is Sancerre but it’s pricey so a rare treat.

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Mytholmroyd · 27/02/2024 20:45

Try viognier!

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Darhon · 27/02/2024 20:45

Recommend Albariño or picpoul de pinet

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Peppapog263 · 27/02/2024 20:47

I asked this exact question a while ago and someone suggested a Picpoul (de pinet) and I got one in Aldi and was delicious (it’s not there at the moment but other supermarkets do have it).

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JudgeJ · 27/02/2024 20:49

Pouilly Fuisse or Pouilly Fume, both very very dry.

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AchillesHeelys · 27/02/2024 20:50

Im enjoying the arrogant frog Viognier at the moment (£9 in Sainsbury’s)

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WomanInTheBoat · 27/02/2024 20:50

Gavi or Vernaccia - both lovely

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Cuppachuchu · 27/02/2024 20:52

I've had a nice Gavi from Lidl for less than £8.

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NigelHarmansNewWife · 27/02/2024 20:54

I really dislike sauvignon blanc - gripey.

I like: chenin blanc, unoaked Chardonnay, viognier, white burgundy, white rioja

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Helleofabore · 27/02/2024 20:55

outcrops · 27/02/2024 20:43

I’m a red drinker but everyone I know raves about bread & butter (think it’s a Chardonnay)

It is a Chardonnay but pumped full of sugar to give it body and balance.

It is succulent but it is not really a good wine. That residual sugar means it doesn’t have to be as well made.

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Helleofabore · 27/02/2024 20:57

Darhon · 27/02/2024 20:45

Recommend Albariño or picpoul de pinet

cheers to picpoul and Albariño (and alvarhino from Portugal)

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tothesea · 27/02/2024 20:57

Another vote for Arrogant Frog Viognier well chilled.

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Sallyingon · 27/02/2024 20:58

I've gone back to chardonnay. Also enjoy a chablis

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Thunderpunt · 27/02/2024 21:00

Gavi di Gavi or Falanghina are my next favourites after Sauvignon Blanc

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NigelHarmansNewWife · 27/02/2024 21:03

Chablis is chardonnay, just named after the region it's made in rather than the grape variety.

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PuppyMonkey · 27/02/2024 21:04

Aldi Limestone Coast Chardonnay - it keeps slightly changing the name and branding but it’s an Australian Chardonnay. At the moment branded Koolaburu or something. About £6.99 these days. The best wine ever.

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usagisan · 27/02/2024 21:05

Dry Riesling, Chablis, maybe look at English wines if you're feeling flush (similar climate).

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AffIt · 27/02/2024 21:06

Ooh, this is the very post for me! I used to work in the wine trade (IWST Advanced Diploma holder right here) and am a big white wine drinker.

I will drink Picpoul until it's coming down my nose, but I appreciate that some find it a little bland.

Spanish whites are brilliant (Albariño, white Rioja etc) but there are also a lot of terrific Portuguese whites, including Vinho Verdes, which have a lovely light appley flavour and are often lower in alcohol, making them easy 'drinking' wines.

I am a HUGE white Burgundy fan, although a lot of people have been put off Chardonnay by the sort of cheap, heavily-oaked stuff that flooded the UK in the early 2000s. I used to absolutely delight in convincing the ABCs (Anything But Chardonnay) that they did actually like Chardonnay, they just hadn't met the right one yet.

I haven't even started on Austria or Germany yet...

Aldi and Lidl have absolutely splendid European wine lists and they are incredibly affordable: my go-to supermarkets for wine!

Happy to chat more (I could literally talk about this all day).

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