By M. W. Byrne

Types of Wine – 13 Most Popular Wines for Fancy Drinkers

There are far too many wines to easily list here. We’ve sought out the most common vintages that you’re likely to encounter.

Champagne

Champagne is technically a sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region of France.

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Sherry 

Sherry is a curiosity, as it’s a wine that has been fortified to increase its alcohol content. 

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Port

Another fortified wine, this one coming out of Portugal, Port is a much sweeter alternative to sherry that is similar in every other way

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Riesling

Among the blondest of the white wines is the ethereal Riesling. It’s made in a variety of styles, from the dry to the sweet, though most err on the side of sugary. 

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Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc offers a tannic taste with tartness and citrus landing heavily on the tongue. Beginning in France, it goes with most light meats and works extremely well with spicy cuisine.

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Chardonnay

Citrus runs hard here, as it does with most white choices, but there’s factors that affect this. Some chardonnay is aged in oak barrels, which will bring out spice and hints of bourbon.

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Gewürztraminer

There’s a lot of fruit flavor in this aromatic wine, with some delicate spices lurking around for texture.

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Zinfandel 

A gentle, blushing choice that’s ideal for day drinking, the inoffensive build allows it to go with any meal, even if it does draw the stink eye from purists.

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