If you are tired of drinking the same old wines, it may be time for you to switch to drinking wine produced by smaller, independent wineries. In the past, if you wanted to enjoy wine made by smaller producers you would have had little choice but to visit the vineyard yourself and buy a couple of cases. Today, things are much easier. With the help of the internet and wine distributers who focus on marketing wines for independent growers it is far easier to find unusual, good quality wine from specialist producers.
Use the Internet
If you are lucky, your local wine shop will stock at least some independently produced wine, so it is always worth periodically checking what they have in stock. However, you will find by far the best selection of independently produced wines on the internet, so this is where you should go if you are serious about trying new wines.
If you are not sure what to buy read the articles that the best online wine distributors usually include on their websites. Friends and family with similar taste to yours are another good source of information.
Some independent wine producers have been in business for decades. The fact that they have been able to compete and stay in business for so long is usually an indication that the wines they produce are good quality and are therefore worth trying.
If there is a grape that you like it is always wise to look for wines made from that grape, at least initially. Many independent wine producers use the traditional varieties the big wineries use to make their wine, but their different production techniques produces wine that has a subtly different taste.