The wine is an alcoholic beverage which are derived and produced through the fermentation of fruits and most especially of grapes. Most wines are named after the fruit it is made from such as apples and berries. However, other wines which are made from starch-based materials are named based on its other ingredients. In addition, wines which are made from starch are more likely to resemble a beer than a wine due to its intense effect and flavor.
Different Types of Wine
There are several types of wine such as the rice, sparkling, dessert, champagne and blush. However, the most common of all are the red and white wine. So here, the red and the white wine will be given much elaboration. To be honest, these two are not the only types of wine but then, they are the most well-known. The white wine is the kind that has been fermented very intricately and does not have the skin included on its fermentation. The red wine, on the other hand, has been fermented with the skin of the black grape on and that is what basically causes its red color. The red wine has a much longer shelf life than the white wine because the latter is said to lack natural preservatives and can only last for two years after production. Generally, the variance between the red and white wine is dependent upon the type of grape and the varietal in which the wine is made with.
The red wines have a more vigorous flavor and are meatier in terms of food. Since food is brought up, the red wine is actually a great flavor enhancer whenever cooking delicious delicacies such as meats, pasta dishes and other striking meals. It adds to the taste of the food and makes even a simple dish look and taste special. Red wines are said to have a more intensified flavor that is evident through its bigger and bolder aroma and taste. That particular taste is somewhat enhanced and improved through time and age.
Kinds of Red Wines
The kinds and types of red wines are real easy to differentiate but the only hard thing to do is the process of finding the one that the discriminating palette would like.
The Burgundy is one of the many kinds of red wine that is made from Pinot Noir grapes. They are usually sold and found on Europe as it is a French wine. The Beaujolais is also a French wine but is made from Gamay grapes and is actually much fruitier in taste.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is the one containing tannins and is said to have one of the strongest characters in terms of wine. The Merlot, on the other hand, is the lighter version of the Sauvignon. It will not make you intoxicated easily but will definitely give you the same flavor but is just much softer and fruitier. The Cabernet Franc is the one that has a much more elegant appeal that is not only great as a red wine but can also be a wonderful decoration that can make an interior design much more attractive. Other types of red wine include the Carignan, Grenache, Petit Sirah, Zinfandel, Shiraz or Sirah and many others.
The white wines have the same intensity and effect on a person, however, when it comes to being a condiment, it is more likely used for foods such as fish or poultry. White wines are not exactly white in color they are often yellow, straw-colored or gold. The white wines are said to have a much lighter and more refreshing taste.
Types of White Wines
The White Burgundy is the white wine which is made from Semillon grapes and Sauvignon Blanc. The Riesling is the one recognized by wine enthusiasts as the tier wine. The Fume’ Blanc or Sauvignon Blanc is the one that tastes smooth and silky as it is really clean and dry. The Riesling is the one made from different styles such as sweet desserts, light and dry whites. Other kinds of white wine include the Muscat Blanc, Viognier, Chenin Blanc, and the Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio.
Finding the right wine
When in search for the perfect wine, it does not necessarily need for you to find dozens of wines. Not only does it rob you off a thousand bucks, it also leaves you with nothing but an impression that you are an alcoholic. The truth of the matter is it will always be a trial and error when looking for the right wine. Nevertheless, the utter and complete solution that is rightful and practical to do is to diversify the buying ritual. In other words, when finding the right one, start with what works for you and what it is that you prefer.
Domaine Joseph Cattin Pinot Gris 2011 (12 X 750ml) Alsace France. (CATTINPGRIS-11)