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Types of Wine - Know Your Reds and Whites

By Edited Dec 11, 2015 0 0

White and red are just the start of all the sorts of distinct wines. This preliminary category of wine is based only upon the color of the wine and possesses nothing to do with all the types of grapes utilized to make the wines. It also has nothing to do with the various mixtures of substances, the various vintage years, or even the quality of the wine, or the time the wine is aged.

Let’s check out some of the various kinds of wines which may be common to you, and a few you may not have been made aware of as yet.



Red wines are created using frequently a red or black selection of grape. In the same way there are a variety of citrus such as tangerines, grapefruit, clementine, or naval oranges, that all have diverse qualities; grapes in addition have a wide variety of flavor and coloration. These different grapes are then squashed and a few even combined into different mixtures to help make the various kinds of red wine.

Shiraz, also called Syrah by European vintners, is a delicious red wine with intense, spicy undertones as well as a really long finish around the palate.

Merlot is generally regarded as an “introductory” wine as it carries a softer texture and it is less rough upon the palate.

Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the worlds’ best known variety and is packed with flavors of black currant when still younger in age and rolls into more of an oak taste due to the barrels in which it is aged.

Pinot Noir is a light colored and flavored wine that's rarely blended.

Zinfandel is an extremely blended wine that makes the greatest variety of wines, coming from a light pink rose to the strong, ruby reds.

A few reds that you'll not be aware of are the Barbara, employed widely for the production of rich cooking wines and tomato sauces; the Brunello, which is only permitted to be used in making the bold and rare Tuscan wine, Brunello Di Montaleino, Gamay is a wine intended to be drunk soon after bottling to get a crisp, fruity taste; and Tempranillo which is a full-bodied red wine, generally mixed in with Grenache to build up the flavor.


Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are unquestionably two of the most well-known grape types in terms of white wines. These are usually the go-to wines for many white wine drinkers. Chardonnay features a velvety citrus flavor, while Pinot Gris has a little more acidic bite for a young wine.

Sauvignon Blanc is yet another popular white wine that is drier and less fruity than most of the other white wines, but nevertheless offers a fresh finish.

Semillon is definitely an intriguing white wine with more of a fig-like personality. Semillon is generally combined with Sauvignon Blanc to increase the fullness of the wine.

Muscat, with no resemblance to muskadet wine, but common to the name, offers a really musky smell.

Riesling, that originally comes from the regions of Germany, boasts a dry yet sweet taste with a decent tad of acid to round out this “pleases everyone” wine.

That is a short list of the wide selection of wines. Naturally, you intend to discover a wine that you really like and will constantly enjoy. Nevertheless, it is good to test out various wines to develop your palate and explore new wines. An enjoyable method of doing this is to host or attend a wine tasting get together. If you've got a nearby wine shop, inquire about wine tastings they host. Or, grab a buddy and a fresh bottle of wine and imagine the fun and opportunities!


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