With hundreds of red grape varieties in existence all over the world, the options for red wines are seemingly endless. While production techniques vary greatly, all red wines consist of the same fundamental principles – namely, grapes are fermented, with colour and tannins extracted from the skins. There are so many variables that can impact the resulting wine – climate, geography, variety and production all play an integral role. Herein lies the joy of wine. Comparing and contrasting wines from the same vineyard from different years can have wildly different results in the glass, let alone wines from different producers.
At Sometimes Always, we focus more on a holistic approach to the value of a wine. Does it taste good? Is the producer a luminary? Does it have a good story? Do you want to drink it again? Was it worth your time and money? We like to think we have navigated the politics of the industry and smoke and mirrors of trends, fads and hype to bring you a range of wines that we think taste good, from a luminary producer, that has a good story, that you’ll want to drink again and are worth your time and money.