Types of Wine
There is nothing like kicking back at the end of the day with a good vino or experiencing wine with friends at a tasting. A decent bottle can help you reminiscence over the good times, and create new memories to remember later on down the road. Wine is a complex drink, and can be impossible to understand. But when it comes down to it, each bottle of wine offers its unique story and the opportunity for you to enjoy cultural, tradition and history.
Here is our “A to Z Guide” on everything you need to know about wine. Every wine is made from either red or white grapes. The regions in which the grapes come from do matter when creating the wine. The most common wines include:
- Bordeaux is a red blend that comes from combining Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
- If the wine comes from the Left Bank in the Bordeaux region, the blend will have more Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot. If the wine comes from the Right Bank, the wine will have more Merlot in the blend than Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Red burgundy is made up of 100 percent Pinot Noir grapes, and white burgundy is made up of 100 percent Chardonnay grapes. In other words, red and white Burgundy wines are plain Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.