Old World vs. New World Wines
Old world wines, sometimes referred to as the “classics”, come to us from countries such as France, Italy and Spain. You simply cannot replace the consistency in quality and flavor. The grapes grown in these regions have mostly been grown and developed by the descendants of the same families that have been producing these crops for many generations. With the onset of New World wines, that is to say wines developed in Canada, Latin America, America, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, the impact has been substantial and very positive. New World wines trigger excitement and experimentation. These wine growers will try different blends or will try growing the vines in different locations so as to improve on the already outstanding quality of the wines.
All of this newness is great for the average wine drinker but for those who have a much more discerning palate the Old World wines or New World wines that have been established long enough to become consistent would be their choice.
Some of our local wine masters do tend to try and please both palates, the consistent quality for those who like reliability, and some experimentation for the more adventurous client.
Have a good one.