What exactly is wine? What is a good wine to drink?
Wine has been enjoyed since the beginning of civilization, and humans have become adept at producing different varieties. The taste of an individual wine is a reflection of the region’s terroir, which describes the environment in which it grows; specifically, its soil type, topography, and climate. Wines are often classified according to the dominant grapes used in their production and include famous names such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. These varietals are displayed on bottles to indicate that at least 75 percent of that grape has been used. However, European wines are traditionally named after the region in which they were produced and include blends such as Bordeaux.