Facts About Wine

“Those who love wine probably know everything about it. But if you don’t know anything about it and remain mystified by this drink, a few more information about this is surely appreciated. To start, red wine and white wine are the two types of wine.

Red Wine

Syrah or Shiraz – This is a kind of grape that is made use of to make a certain kind of red wine. Syrah or Shiraz can be used as varietal or can be blended. During the year 2004, it was said to be the 7th most grown grape around the world. Syrah grapes are mostly grown in California, Australia, and France’s Rhone Valley and are great to pair with steaks and stews.

Merlot is a different type of grape used to make wines. This is one of the most popular varietal types and considered the 3rd most grown grape variety around the world especially in the wine industry. Wines made from merlot are often regarded as beginners’ wine and are good to pair with any kind of food. Compared to those of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot wines are also known to be less tannic or rough.

White Wine

Chardonnay – This is regarded by wine lovers as the queen of white wine grapes, Chardonnay is very versatile. Among all types of white wines, chardonnay grapes produce the most complex type of wines all over the world.

Chenin Blanc is recognized to be the oldest types of grapes and is light and fruity on the taste buds in general. These types are usually grown over the area of Loire Valley in France. Today, though, you can find this type of grape in California where it is mostly used in jug wines or sometimes in inexpensive table wines.

Another type which is mostly grown around the areas of Loire and Bordeaux regions in France and also in California, New Zealand and even in some parts in South Africa is called Sauvignon Blanc or Fume Blanc. It normally has an herbal character, smelling like bell pepper or a newly mown grass. It is best served with a mixture of Semillion from France. Wine lovers recognize this for its light and crisp, acidic taste.

Those are some of the most famous types of wine. There are still several varieties available out there and each of them has different characteristics. You can give wine as a present to your loved ones, colleagues or to your buddies. To make your gifts of wine even warmer or more intimate, go for customized wine labels to make more lasting memories of your gift-giving.

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