Wine advice for a cider fan? – Athan Zafirov Wine Blog

Wine advice for a cider fan?

I have celiac, so if I am out with friends I typically drink cider or I get some sort of cocktail and sip it all night. But at work events, there's usually either beer or a few kinds of wine, and since beer isn't safe for celiacs, I am often stuck re what kind of wine to drink. I don't care for chardonnays at all, and sauv blancs can sometimes be too dry….but how do I figure out what kind of red isn't gonna hit me over the head with tannins? I know it's weird given that I love gin & tonics, but I like that kind of bitter and not the heavy tannin bitter I get from most red wines. Left to myself I'd drink riesling but they don't tend to have that at academic conference dinners. Can I have some tips re how to pick something that's on the sweeter side or at least not quite so dry?


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