Okay, time for a bit of a favourite.
You know, some times you just want to open a bottle of wine and enjoy it. Not worry about how it’s going to taste, think about the complexity of the wine. This is one of those wines.
The “Hardys Stamp Riesling Gewurztraminer 2005” is from the mega wine group Hardy’s. Although it’s labelled as a a blend of Riesling and Gewurztraminer (one of my favourite grapes) it’s actually made from 66% Riesling, 20% Gewurztraminer and 8% Muscat de Frontignan. It’s a medium wine so maybe a little sweet for some but when served chilled it’s perfect for swigging. Reminds me of an excellent, but now sadly defunct, Vouvray from Tesco which I used to glug down in the mid-90’s with friends whilst I did my Masters degree.
So, it’s gluggable, dependable and fairly cheap (~£4.40 per bottle in a half case or ~£5 in-store). Try it with Chinese (or something sweetish, maybe Thai) you can’t really go too far wrong.
For it’s pure value and gluggishness I’ll give this four out of five!