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Different Types of Wines [Tastes & Varieties]

f you have a newfound interest in wine tasting, knowing the different varieties and how they taste is the first step to determining what wine is more suitable for you. Here are a few different types of wines and their flavor profile to help you determine which wine to try first:

Red Wine

Red Wines have a dark coloring and rich, fruity, and sweet flavor profile, making them a great choice for individuals who may not prefer excessively bitter beverages. The tannins further enhance the experience of drinking red wine by adding that tinge of bitter taste, without which wines are incomplete. If you want to indulge your taste pallet with red wine, we recommend starting with Merlot, Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, or Zinfandel.

White Wine

White wine is made from a mixture of black and white grapes and boasts a refreshing and tart-like flavor. Similar to red wine, white wine also includes tannins. However, it has a far less concentration of tannins than red wine. If this is your first time tasting white wine, we recommend starting with classics like Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc.

Rose Wine

Red grapes are the primary ingredient used to make Rose wine. The beverage boasts a rosy color from being exposed to the skin of red grapes for a short period. It has a light and sweet flavor profile making it a great pairing with appetizers. Rose wine has the lowest concentration of tannins and is ideal for individuals who don't prefer strong alcoholic beverages.

Now that you know about the common varieties of wine and how they taste, you can try out these wines to see which pleases you the most. A wine-tasting tour is ideal for individuals who want to get acquainted with the different varieties of wine and their flavors. You can book a wine tour with us now by visiting our website.



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