Learning About Different Types Of Wine
Recently, I decided to challenge myself to learn as much as I can about the different types of wine that are out there. I have always enjoyed having a glass of wine with dinner. However, I never really knew much about how to pick the right wine for a particular meal or about why some wines were considered better than others.
I think it will be a lot of fun to learn more about how wine works with food and how to recognize good wine versus bad wine. I plan on doing a lot of reading online. More importantly, however, I also plan on attending a lot of wine tastings in my area. I have my husband on board with the idea, which will make it a lot of fun. I think it is great that we will both be learning together. Our friend owns a roofing company (his website here), and he and his wife know about lots of different wines. They even did a romantic getaway trip to Napa Valley last year. Sounds fun to me.
Going forward, it should be a lot of fun to experiment with different kinds of wine each time we cook a meal. I think we are both going to have a great time becoming wine aficionados. Even though there is a lot to learn, I am convinced that it is going to be a really exciting and enjoyable process for both of us.
Learning About Different Types of Wine
My husband and I have always considered ourselves to be citizens of the world. Both fine art and antiques mavens, we have spent countless hours going from one estate sale to another searching the most stately treasures for our home. We also love to travel, having visited 27 countries thus far during our marriage. There truly is nothing we love better than to expand our horizons and discover something new and interesting.
Oddly, a big gap in our knowledge base had to do with wine and wine making. Several of our friends are quite expert in the area of wine, and we always felt a little sad that we could not really share in their passion for the topic. That is, until last summer, when we decided to embark on an educational journey that took us to France, Italy, Australia and California.
Now that we are conversant with the world’s great vintages, understand how the land impacts the final product and enjoy a wide range of varietals ourselves, we are so much happier. We encourage anyone wishing to gain a great deal of agricultural, historical and epicurean understanding to join us in our love for wine!
Types of Wine
Many people know the basics difference between a red and a white wine, but you need to know wine is of many types and varieties. Wines can be classified primarily by the grapes used and the region grapes are grown. Here are general types of wines.
Red wines. This is color wines which are made from red grape varieties. The color is as a result of the skin of the grape to getting contact with grape juices during the process of making wine. They include cabernet sauvignon, zinfandel, pinot, and merlot.
White wines. They are usually colorless and made from white grapes varieties. But some can be made from red grapes where the grapes skin does not have any contact with the grape juice. This wine ranges from sweet to dry wines. They include riesling, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc and Gewurztraminer.
Fortified wines. This wine is produced with a small addition of grape spirit. They include sweet and dry style. Fortified wine includes Madeira, port wine, and sherry.
Dessert wine. They are usually made from residual sugar left in the finished wine which gives the wine a very sweet taste. They vary from super sticky sweet wines to super wines. Dessert wines are the most sweetest wines. They include ice wine, noble rot, and late harvest wines.
They have a few intense effervescences. They include prosecco and champagne which is the most famous wine in many regions in the world.
Hello and welcome!
I’m Tom and several years ago, I became a wine enthusiast. It wasn’t intentional, mind you, but being a foodie meant a natural progression into gaining an appreciation for wine pairing. I learned a lot from the years of trial and error, so I thought I’d share my findings.
It’s not easy learning about all the different types of wines. You may have aspirations to be a wine connoisseur, but you just don’t know enough. Picking wine bottles blindly is one way to learn, but you’re likely to try many that don’t wind up as favorites. Most people know that there are red wines, and they know that red wines aren’t always sweet. For example, Merlot is a type of red wine that is considered to be dry.
Naturally, each type of wine can also be somewhat different when it comes to the various brands that are available. Some wines are high end, and others are cheaper. Some wines you purchase have a lid, while most others have corks. Have you ever had a problem dealing with the cork for a wine bottle? I have, and it’s not any fun.
There is so much you can learn about the different types of wines out there. Personally, I like a nice sweet red wine that pairs well with a good steak or some delicious desserts. Once you know what types of wines you like, you’ll enjoy trying all of them that fit into those categories. You might even start maintaining your own collection.
I was having a regular Monday and it was not going as planned. I knew that once I got home from work I wanted to have a glass of wine and just forget about the day I had. I knew I didn’t have any wine at home so I needed to stop and get some.
After work, I went to the grocery store and got something quick to fix for dinner. I decided to get frozen lasagna and garlic bread to make. After I picked those things up I went to the wine section. I found several different types of wine there. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted to get for the night. I wasn’t sure because they all looked so good. I ended up getting a few different types of wine for the night in case I didn’t like one of them and they were both pretty cheap.
I got home and started getting dinner ready and tried out my new wine. It was really good so I tried the other one out too. I was happy with both of them and will buy them again.