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New Year’s Wine Resolutions

Tis the season to ditch your old wine buying habits and try a fresh approach


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The Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder

1. Resolve to drink wines with lower alcohol levels (under 12%).

There are many benefits for making the switch. Lower alcohol wines reduce the risk of alcohol-associated health issues and they're lower in calories. A 6 ounce glass of 9.5% percent ABV wine typically contains around 100 calories, compared with around 190 calories in a glass of 16 percent ABV wine. Look for wines from cooler regions like Germany or Austria. The term “Steinfeder” on Austrian wine labels indicates a maximum of 11.5% alcohol by law. Try the The Domaine Wachau Gruner Veltliner Steinfeder 2012 it’s dry and great with food. $17.99

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Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve

2. Resolve to drink more wines you can’t pronounce.

Chances are, you have been drinking the same brand or varietal of wine for years. There are literally thousands of different grapes and styles out there to choose from and most likely you will find something else you will love. Don’t be afraid of mispronouncing something. Even wine industry professionals struggle with foreign wine terms and regions. Hardly anyone can speak Greek, so go for the Alpha Estate Xinomavro Reserve, 2009. It’s a bold, intense, well-structured red.

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3. Resolve to learn about your own palate.

Forget the scores and what the professionals say. The best way to navigate through the aisles of wines at shops is by learning about wine and your own palate. Wine education is something that can help you put your wine fears to rest, and it’s fun!

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