August 02, 2021 by Arden Montgomery

Best Wine for People Who Don’t Like Wine

Wine isn’t for everybody. And there’s no shame in that — ferment just about anything and, no matter how good the resulting product might be for many, there are some people who just don’t want anything to do with it, and that’s okay. Whether it’s beer, wine, kombucha, or slightly mineraly tap water, you are under absolutely no obligation to drink anything you don’t want to. (Unless your doctor says so.)

But if you’re one of those rare and wonderful people who doesn’t like wine but really wants to like it, there are ways you can train yourself to endure and even enjoy all the weird, interesting, and downright delicious experiences wine has to offer. Typically, that starts with finding that one wine in a million that offers a taste you find tolerable. 

We’ve put together a convenient list of some of the most drinkable wines we have here in our collection at Argaux. Enjoy!

Why don’t you like wine?

One thing to think about before you dive in is, why don’t you enjoy wine? Figuring this out will help you narrow down a list of bottles or styles of individual varietals which you are more likely to love.

If you don’t like the taste of alcohol, go for sweeter, juicier wines with a low alcohol content, or try working up to a full glass by making yourself a summery wine spritzer every now and then. We suggest a white Zinfandel or Moscato as an introductory beverage.

If you prefer the bitterness of beer and that has kept you away from wine in the past, try drier varieties of white or more tannin-heavy reds that offer a body and flavor which can act as a stepping stone between the two libations. 

Or, if the culture of wine overall feels inaccessible to you, remember that you don’t have to know anything about wine to enjoy it. Plus, the more varieties of wine you try, the better you’ll get at discerning tasting notes, varietals of grape, and all the minutiae that makes an individual bottle special. 

Red wine for people who don’t like wine

  1. 2020 Gouchas Luján de Cuyo Carbonic Malbec – $22

This Beaujolais-inspired Malbec is exciting and oh so fresh. Fair warning, this could be your new favorite chillable red – seriously, we would drink a lot more Malbec if they all tasted like this. Table Talk: Carbonic maceration, also known as whole whole bunch fermentation makes zippy, juicy wines that we can’t stop drinking.

White wine for people who don’t like wine

  1. 2022 Domaine De Oliveira Lecestre Petit Chablis – $30

    Everyone knows about Chardonnay. But, there’s something unique about Chablis. If you don’t think you like Chardonnay, think again. This is an everyday staple. The palate is lively and crisp, but it isn’t quite as austere as other versions of Chablis. It has a creamy texture which makes it approachable and crowd-pleaser across the board.

Rosé wine for people who don’t like wine

  1. 2022 Chateau Barbebelle Coteaux d’Aix en Provence ‘Fleurie’ Rosé – $23

    You can easily trick yourself into thinking you’re drinking kiddie juice if your wine is the color of cherry blossoms or a sky at sunset. That’s why so many wine novices start with a Rosé. This type of wine can be either dry or sweet, but usually falls just on the sweet end of the spectrum, and is decidedly fruity in its flavor and aroma. The Provence wine we have listed here is particularly delicate and delightful, with notes of lavender, peach, and melon.

Argaux is here for you

Our collection contains myriad varieties of wine to suit even the pickiest of drinkers out there. If you’re just starting to dip your toes into the grape basket, why not try our blind tasting kit for an adventurous evening that will allow you to push your viticultural boundaries and maybe find a wine you enjoy? Or, contact us, tell us what you like, and our sommeliers will do their best to offer a few suggestions and find a wine just for you that you’re sure to love.

Don’t know where to start? Try our Blind Tasting Kit or Wine 101 Tasting Kit for Beginners.

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