There are thousands of types of wine in the world today. But most people only know a handful of these because wine is expensive and the selection at most stores isn’t great.

If you’re an occasional wine drinker who spots the same selections on sale each week or a hardcore wine lover who knows thousands of labels but wants to branch out, this article is for you.

Below, you’ll find the types of wine that you should be enjoying, along with their most important distinguishing characteristics.

1. Red Wine

Different types of wine offer different taste experiences. Some are better suited for certain occasions than others.

If you’re looking for a red wine to accompany hearty meals, go for a full-bodied wine like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux. These wines have more tannins, which can help balance out the richness of the food.

2. White Wine

There are many types of white wine to try, but some are more popular than others.

Chardonnay

It is a type of white wine that is very popular and it came from the green-skinned grape of the same name. It is also a full-bodied wine with high alcohol content and a strong flavor.

Sauvignon Blanc

It is another type of white wine that is also made from the green-skinned grape and has a fruity, grassy flavor.

3. Sweet Wine

Whether you are new to wine or a seasoned veteran, there is a sweet wine out there for everyone to enjoy. Here are a few types of wine to try:

Sauternes

This French wine came from grapes that have been affected by Botrytis cinerea which is also known as noble rot.

Vin Santo

This Italian wine is made from a blend of white grapes, including Trebbiano and Malvasia. 

4. Dry Wine 

If you’re looking for a dry wine, you may want to try a Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay. For something with a little more sweetness, you might enjoy a Riesling or a Moscato.

No matter what you choose, you’re sure to find a wine that you’ll love.

5. Tonic Wine

Tonic wine is a type of wine that is high in alcohol content and is typically considered a medicinal wine. This is also made by steeping herbs and spices in wine and often has high sugar content.

The best example of tonic wine is the magnum drink, it is a cherry-flavored drink that is produced in Jamaica. So, if you’re looking to try a new type of wine, this wine is definitely worth a try!

6. Pink Wine

When it comes to pink wine, there are a few different types that you can try.

Blush Wine

This is made with red grapes that have white skin. This type of wine is also light in color and has a fruity flavor.

Rosé

This is made with red and white grapes. This kind of wine is medium in color and has a fruity flavor.

Try These Types of Wine Today

If you’re looking for something new to try, there are many different types of wine to choose from. Reds, whites, and sparkling wines are all great options, and there are many delicious varieties of each. 

So, what are you waiting for? Head out to the store and try a wine today! Cheers!

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