Chillin’ with A Glass of Wine
It’s fun to share a bottle with your closest gal pals or have a glass with dinner, but wine is incredibly complex. Usually when you’re at dinner you can ask your waiter for a good wine suggestion, but it’s still a good idea to know the different kinds of red and white wine.
Types of White Wine:
Chardonnay: The world's most popular white variety. It is usually oak-aged and has a buttery flavor.
Chenin Blanc: A highly acidic wine that can range from very dry to very sweet.
Muscat: Produces the only wine to actually smell like grapes and has varieties in sparkling wines.
Pinot Grigio: A very wide variety of styles from dry to sweet to spicy that will have a hint of honey.
Reisling: A low-alcoholic wine with striking acidity.
Sauvignon Blanc: These are the most tangy and pungent of the wine varieties.
Types of Red Wine:
Cabernet Sauvignon: Has a blackcurrant flavor and smells similar to pencil shavings.
Merlot: Usually higher in alcohol and will taste of black cherries.
Pinot Noir: The most finicky of grapes producing the widest range of quality. It has a very earthy aroma.
Syrah/Shiraz: Rich and spicy wine with the sweetness of blackberries.
Zinfandel: Again, this is another one that can really range in quality depending on the winery. Some of the more popular ones come from California.