The two most popular varieties include white and red wines. These varieties further divide into sub-types, giving you a range of options to choose from.
- Red wines have soft and rich flavors with velvet finishes, while white wines feature crisp and refreshing palettes with floral scents and fruity notes. Popular types of red include cabernet sauvignon, syrah, pinot noir, and more. Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine, featuring black fruit flavors and a hint of spices and oak.
- White wine types include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and more.
Wine connoisseurs love chardonnay for its citrusy notes and tropical flavors. The dry style is the ideal choice for those who love their wines crisp and acidic.
- Sparkling wines are for those celebratory moments in life when you want to cork open a bubbly to enjoy the special occasion. Sparkling varieties are usually white or rosé, but they also come in red. To round off a meal on a sweet note, try one of the many delectable dessert wines.
- Rosé wine has its own distinct flavor and aroma that has made it quite popular among wine aficionados. Popular types of rose wine include Pinot Noir Rosé, Syrah Rosé, Tempranillo Rosé, Provence Rosé, Tavel Rosé, Mourvèdre Rosé, Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé, and more.
- Dessert Wine. Varieties range from the delicately frizzy type to full-bodied flavors and sweeter styles. Extra sweet grapes are a key ingredient in dessert wines. The grapes ensure there is enough sugar left over after fermentation to make the wine taste sweet.
- Fortified Wine. If you seek higher alcohol in your wine, fortified wines are an ideal choice. These wines also have a greater shelf life once opened because of their higher alcohol content.