We always do our best to order the more unusual wines on offer, but sometimes on a lazy day we are guilty of not being adventurous and going for a classic Sauvignon Blanc or a reliable Merlot. They have stood the test of time and have almost always hit the mark.
It turns out that we are not alone.
According to sales figures from more than 400,000 customers of Laithwaite’s Wine – one of Britain’s leading wine sellers – Sauvignon Blanc is the most popular grape among hundreds of varieties.
French wine has beaten wines like Chardonney and Merlot, which ranked second and third as the most consumed wine across the country.
The 10 Best Grapes Across the UK and Recommended Bottles to Buy
- Sauvignon Blanc (Shingle Peak 2014, Marlborough NZ, £ 13.99)
- Chardonnay (Collovray and Terrier 2013, £ 8.24)
- Merlot (Vina Tarapaca Merlot 2013, Chile, £ 7.99)
- Cabernet Sauvignon (Cleanskin Cabernet Sauvignon 2011, Coonawarra, Australia, £ 14.99)
- Shiraz (The Black Chook Shiraz 2014, McLaren Vale and Padthaway, Australia, £ 10.99)
- Grenache (Le XV du Président 2013, Côtes Catalanes, France, £ 8.99)
- Pinot Noir (Mission Estate Greenmeadows Pinot Noir 2013, Martinborough NZ, £ 13.99)
- Tempranillo (Baron de Barbon Reserva 2008, Rioja, Spain, £ 9.74)
- Pinot Grigio (Ca Vescovo Pinot Grigio 2013, Venice, Italy, £ 7.49)
- Malbec (Opi Malbec 2014, Mendoza, Argentina £ 7.99)