Wine Discovery Guide

Find your new favourite wines!

Having trouble deciding on a wine to buy? Not sure what other wines fit with what you like? Know what you like but don’t know why, or how to describe it? The Wine Discovery Guide was created for you! The guide describes the tastes you can expect in a wine, and categorizes every wine into one of six Taste Profiles. It makes it easy for you to find the types of wine you love, and discover brand new ones.
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What’s your profile?

We’ve organized our regularly listed wines into six colour-coded Taste Profiles—three for white, and three for red. Have a look through each of them to find the Taste Profile that seems to fit you best. If you aren’t sure, take the Wine Discovery Guide quiz to learn about the flavours and tastes that appeal most to you. Use the profiles as a guide to discover tastes you otherwise might not have explored, and find wines that fit with what you like. Whether you’re browsing wines on myNSLC.com or in an NSLC store, our Wine Taste Profiles can help you find a new favourite wine.

White Wines Red Wines

Crisp & Light

Crisp & Light

These white wines feature flavours like citrus, pears, or apple notes.

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Light & Fruity

Light & Fruity

Red wines with fresh fruit flavours of red berries and rhubarb.

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Aromatic & Vibrant

Aromatic & Vibrant

These white wines have floral aromas & flavours of citrus, honeysuckle and stone fruit.

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Smooth & Medium

Smooth & Medium

These red wines are likely to have cherry, jammy or earthy flavours.

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Rich & Full

Rich & Full

White wines in this profile have luxurious flavours like butterscotch, tropical fruit and citrus notes.

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Bold & Full

Bold & Full

The red wines in this profile have flavours of mocha, black currants or spice.

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Wine-Crisp&Light Shelf Talker

Here's the info you'll find on the shelf

  1. ① Intensity Scale

    Think of the Intensity Scale as a measure of how much the aromas and flavours of a particular wine jump out from the glass.

    SUBTLE

    MODERATE

    BOLD

  2. ② Taste Profile

    There are six wine taste profiles, from Crisp & Light for white wines, to Bold & Full for red wines.

  3. ③ Flavours

    A wine’s flavour is influenced by many things including the grapes, the land it comes from and how it was made. We’ve summed up each wine’s Flavour in a few simple words.

  4. ④ Sweetness

    Sweetness Level will always appear under Flavours. The levels can range from very dry to very sweet.

  5. ⑤ Food Pairings

    The enjoyment from a glass of wine can be enhanced by pairing it with the right food. Here are a few suggestions for foods that pair well with the wines in each Wine Taste Profile.