Sauvignon Blanc is rightly one of the best varieties for informal occasions largely due to its versatility. Both the Old and New World produce outstanding examples of this grape – try a few to find your favourite.
The fruity charms of the Merlot make it one of the most famous grapes in Bordeaux as well as around the world and it can produce the perfect easy drinking red wine.
The flavours of a Sauvignon Blanc excite the palate with grassy notes, hints of gooseberries and a lively freshness. It is the perfect grape for spontaneous occasions held with friends or family.
Plummy, soft and smooth with a mellow aftertaste – it is easy to understand why Merlot is so popular with many wine lovers.
Why they match
Both grape varieties match perfectly with all styles of dishes. Even without food, they can be enjoyed with your loved ones late into the evening.