Five of the best wines you've never heard of

Given the global age we live in, it should come as no surprise that there are literally thousands of different wines out there that deserve to be sniffed, sipped and slurped. And yet most of us, I suspect, fall into the trap of only ever drinking our tried and tested favorites, whether New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs or Napa Cabernets.

This spring I've attempted to break the cycle and find wines that, stylistically, are both perfect for this time of year and highly unusual. Here are five springtime wines you've probably never heard of.

2014 Juanicó Benteveo Chardonnay | £7 (S$14.16)

When you think of Chardonnay, your first thought is probably Burgundy, Australia or California. But this ubiquitous grape has found a good home in Uruguay. What's so unusual about Uruguay wines is that they have a much more European style than any of their South American neighbours. Boy does this impress! Unoaked, it's lively and fresh, with crunchy white fruit and plenty of vitality. An absolute bargain Alcohol: 12.5 per cent

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