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Major types of White and Red wines

wine_lifestyle.jpgThere are four major types of wine: red, white, rosé (or blush), and champagne.
The main difference between red and white wine is that grape juice used to make red wine contains skins, seeds, and stems.

Quick reference to the major types of white and red wines.


A dry red wine made from a variety of grape originating in southern France and Italy.

Pinot Noir
Red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines produced predominantly from pinot noir grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark red, nearly black grape used in the greatest red wines of the world. Continues to dominate in red wine production.


Any wine that has been allowed to complete the final phase of its fermentation in the bottle so that the carbon dioxide produced is trapped within.

Sauvignon Blanc
A classic white-wine variety widely planted in the Bordeaux and eastern Loire regions of France

Pinot Blanc
Pinot Blanc wine is crisp and dry but has less intensity and flavor than chardonnay. Its price is also considerably lower. Pinot Blanc goes well with chicken and seafood.

Chardonnays the world’s favorite white wine.

Pinot Grigio / Pinot Gris
Italy’s most popular white wine produced from the Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris grape varietal.

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