A Simple Guide to the Different Types of Wine

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Would you consider yourself a wine lover? Do you feel intimidated every time you walk down the wine aisle and find it hard to choose the perfect wine? 

On average, more than 900 million gallons of wine are consumed each year in the US. But can you blame people? Wine can enhance the flavor of food, be great to cook with, and can help you wind down after a long day.

If you need help learning about wine, then you have come to the right place! Our guide will show you the different types of wine, their flavors and help you choose the best wine for your next event.

What Are the Benefits of Wine?

Wine has many health benefits, making it a popular drink around the world. It can reduce your chances of getting heart disease, lower your bad cholesterol levels, prevent stroke, and even protect you from getting cancer.

Wine can also make you feel good. When you are drinking wine, you use different senses such as sight to look at the legs of the wine and taste to pick up on the various flavors and notes. This makes for a pleasurable experience.

These benefits make wine an interesting and fascinating beverage. However, you may be wondering, what are the different types of wine out there?

Types of Red Wine

Red wine is produced by keeping the skin of the grape on during the fermentation process. This allows the wine to have a deep, rich color and a strong, robust flavor.

If you are in the mood for a nice red wine, here are the main types:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Pinot Noir
  • Syrah
  • Zinfandel
  • Malbec
  • Merlot

Spice, black currant, and red fruits are used when making red wine. Therefore, it is best to pair red wine with steak or other red meats such as lamb, duck, or venison.

Types of White Wine

White wine is different from red wine since they remove the skin and seeds and press it into a clear juice before fermentation. Here are the different types of white wine:

  • Chardonnay
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sauvignon Blanc

You will notice some notes of citrus, stone fruits, and grass, which gives white wine a sharp, fresh fruit flavor. This makes it ideal for pairing with fish, pasta, and salads.

Make Your Next Event Fun!

Are you planning a fun event such as a bachelorette party or a class reunion? Would you like a unique party favor? Then you will enjoy drinking your wine out of customized wine glasses.

Customizable wine koozies are a fun way to have a glass of wine and at the same time celebrate a big event or display your favorite saying. You are also able to keep your wine cool and prevent the glass from breaking.

Once you have a fun way to drink wine, you will never want to go back to a plain wine glass again!

Enjoy Exploring the Different Types of Wine

Finding the perfect wine for your tastes and needs does not have to be intimidating. If you use our guide, not only will you learn the different types of wine, but you will become an expert for your next dinner party!

Did you find this article helpful? For more beverage-related content, make sure to explore the drink section of our blog.

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