My fiance and I are trying to get into wine, but are having a problem picking one. We just tried Riunite Lambrusco, and he took no more than 2 sips before, while I forced it down. We want something not so bitter (so we don't make faces as we drink), but I've tried dessert wines before nd they are to strong for me....Any suggestions?
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If Riunite Lambrusco is too powerfully flavored for you, I'd suggest you avoid red wine completely for a little while. Start with whites, perhaps a Riesling. Very low alcohol, soft and often with a touch or more of sweetness. Food friendly and can be easy on the pocket (although world class Riesling can require second mortgages.) Ask your local wine shop for a recommendation in an off dry Riesling and let us know what you think.

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I agree with PurpleHaze. Start with white wines, such as Riesling, perhaps Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. Also, move up the price scale a bit -- you don't need to spend a lot, but try something like Fetzer, Columbia Crest, Meridian, Beringer, and Yellow Tail (from Australia).

I'd also suggest that you try different wines when you go to restaurants or other places that serve alcohol. Experiment, and I think you'll see that your tastes and preferences change as you gain more experience.

But if you still find the taste objectionable -- bitter, not sweet enough, or whatever -- don't force it. Wine is to be enjoyed.

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