For some people, wine is just wine, but wine lovers understand that each wine is special in its ways, and it is not just wine. Wine is delicious, and is meant to be enjoyed, whether you want a glass to help you relax after a long day, or want it to complement your favourite steak, or if you are out with friends for fun and a couple of glasses.
To that end, below are 4 things you should know about the different types of wine.
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TASE IS DETERMINED BY DIFFERENT DESCIRPTORS
One of the most important things you should know about different types of wine is the taste difference. Whether you are enjoying a bottle from acker wines, or a pinot noir, you need to know the different taste descriptors. Wine taste descriptors include, sweetness, tannin, acidity, body, and flavors. So, each one of these descriptors usually make up the taste of wine and is what differentiates how wine feels like when it hits the taste palates in your mouth, or when you smell it after a quick swirl.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPARKLING AND DESSERT WINE
It is hard for some people to differentiate between dessert wine and sparkling wine. Well, table wine is any wine with an alcohol content of 14% or below, and is either white, rose, or red wine. Dessert wine is sweet and often comes after a meal. It also may have added sugars to replace natural ones lost during fermentation. Sparkling wine, on the other hand, has undergone carbonation, and will likely indicate its sweetness or dryness on the label.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RED AND WHITE WINE
Apart from the difference in color, red and white wine also have a taste difference. The two differences are usually brought about by skins and tannin. Skins ferment during wine making, resulting to the taste, while tannins, which naturally occur in grapes are bitter in taste. Both of these also make up the color of the wine, and the more skin there is the darker the wine is. So, less or no skin translates to white or pink wine. Since tannin is more predominant in red wines, it makes them bitter, firm or leathery.
EVERY WINE IS AN ADVENTURE
Every wine should be an adventure for you. Any wine expert wouldn’t tell you what their favourite wine is, because all wine is good wine. If the idea of wine interests you, then exploring different wine types for adventure wouldn’t be a bad idea. Since wine has so much to offer, don’t get stuck on the same kind of wine you have always known. Being experimental with different options will help you expand your knowledge and understanding about wine.
Every type of wine is taste, and great. Those who genuinely enjoy wine have a wide variety of options to choose from. Above all, understanding wine makes it tastier, so if you are able to differentiate between a few types, if not all, then you will enjoy your wine better.