Classification Of Wines Of Wine

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Classifications of Wines Today, many different types of wine are sold in grocery stores and in specialty stores. Wine is made from grapes but not from the kind of grapes that can be found in stores where other fruit and produce is sold. It is made from grapes that are specifically cultivated to produce wine. These types of grapes have thicker skin and contain seeds. Even though there are several hundred, perhaps even a thousand different varieties of wine, there are basically two main groupings: single varietal and blends. There are also many styles of wine including: dessert wine, ice wine, rose’, sparking wine and table wine. Diverse wines are specifically produced from grapes grown in particular regions of the world. There are five…show more content…
Common Types of Wine Within the two main groupings, there are a few common types of wine. These include: Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. These are of course, single varietals and blending one or more will creates an entirely new flavor in the wine. Each of these are is not only meant to be savored but also when paired with specific foods, increase the flavor intensity of the wine. As a general reference, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon wines should be enjoyed with meats such as lamb, beef, pork and cured meats, while Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wines should be enjoyed with chicken, shrimp, scallops and salmon. Only Pinot Noir type wines, which are milder than most other red wines, are less full bodied and are fruitier, could cross to accompany foods normally being served with white wines. Styles of Wine Different styles of wine are created from changing something in the production or harvest or storage of the wine. Ice wine is made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine, while dessert wine is made from extremely sweet grapes and where the fermentation process is stopped before all of the yeast has converted the sugars to alcohol. Rose’ wines are made from crushed grapes where the skins of the grapes are permitted to soak with the fruit juices for a short period of time. Table wines
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