We drink wine. We love wine. But when it comes to venturing beyond the three brands we always buy, we can be a little timid. Luckily, Likelii is here to help us step up our game.
The new website provides wine recommendations based upon your existing tastes, not a critic’s rating. Simply enter the wine companies or varietals you know you like and Likelii will generate a slew of similar suggestions, all available for purchase on the site or generally found in your local wine shop.
We, for example, plugged in Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc and were given eight brand-new-to-us recommendations ranging in price from $15 to $23. Click on each bottle to see the winemaker’s story as well as novice-friendly tasting notes (“light and creamy,” “big and bold”). Prices range from as low as $10 to around $150, and you’ll receive free shipping with orders over $100. And don’t worry about forgetting your picks: The site lets you save the wines you want to try later.
The coolest part is learning to better articulate your taste. Case in point: We now know to order California wines that boast a rich, smooth flavor. Finally--a conversation starter with a sommelier.