Let’s face it: choosing wine can be an intimidating proposition, especially if you’re trying to select one that everyone will enjoy. Maybe you think that spending big bucks will result in a wine that’s guaranteed to impress your guests.
On the flip side, you might throw up your hands in frustration and just grab one of those boxes with the built-in spout. After a glass (or three!), no one will really care what they’re drinking, right? Or maybe you’re the type who picks wine based on how pretty the label is.
If you’ve been tasked with choosing the vino for girl’s night, don’t worry. It’s totally possible to select a wine with wide appeal that will still leave you with plenty of money for some brie and crusty bread, too. Check out our guide for the best types of wine for girl’s night!
Consider the Season
Dark, rich, luscious red wines are ideal for sipping on a crisp fall evening, or when you’re relaxing in front of a fireplace. That doesn’t mean that red wines are off the table all summer, though. You really can’t go wrong with a zinfandel, which tends to be lighter than other red varietals.
You really can’t go wrong with a zinfandel, which tends to be lighter than other red varietals.
A crisp, refreshing white wine is awfully nice to enjoy on the deck or porch when the weather turns hot. Since Chardonnay can be tricky, some people love this wine’s typical oakiness while others can’t stand it — try a Vinho Verde, Pinot Grigio, or Riesling.
Rose wines have a bit of a bad rap, but they are actually delicious and economical. Choose this pretty-in-pink drink if your BFFs are super girly.
Ask At the Shop for the Best Types of Wine
Who understands the many types of wine better than someone who sells it? Don’t be afraid to ask for advice or recommendations. Larger liquor stores often feature shelves of “staff picks,” while employees at smaller shops can provide more tailored suggestions. Often they’ll let you in on little-known wineries, or varietals that offer a lot of bang for your buck.
Don’t be afraid to ask for advice or recommendations. Larger liquor stores often feature shelves of “staff picks,” while employees at smaller shops can provide more tailored suggestions. Often they’ll let you in on little-known wineries, or varietals that offer a lot of bang for your buck.
Offer Up A Variety
You could always just grab whatever wines have clever names or cute labels. Or you could set up a tasting. There are two types: vertical and horizontal. Either way, you’ll add a fun element of entertainment to the evening.
If you want the wine to complement the girl’s night activities rather than be the focus, make sure to choose a selection of red, white, and rose wines that range from dry to dessert wines. Most folks will enjoy something that’s semi-dry or semi-sweet, so concentrate your efforts on those.
Break Out the Bubbly
One of the most universally loved types of wine is sparkling wine. It doesn’t have to be champagne, either; try a Prosecco or Asti Spumante. These types of wine will lend extra pizzazz to your girl’s night. Who doesn’t love it when the bubbles tickle her nose?
Make It Personal
If your girl’s night is a hen party, milestone birthday, or another memorable occasion, why not celebrate by designing personalised wine? This is truly a way to make any guest of honor feel special, or to provide fabulous take-home souvenirs after you’ve had a few glasses together.
What are the best kinds of wine? Well, it all depends on the season, the reason, and the sippers! No matter what you’re drinking, though, it’s bound to taste better because you’re in the company of your good friends. Cheers!