Knowing Varieties Of Wines Ahead Of Festive Celebrations!!!

The best dining spots all over the globe get even more happening, spirited, and full of verve when there is appetizing wine and cheese to delight in. A ballroom evening, when spent with different types of wines to sorbets, makes wine hold a cherished spot among wine connoisseurs.

There is a unique vintage taste one gets while sipping your favorite label slowly and gently in high-quality wine glasses made of lead crystal. It is time now to put on your Burberry coat and bow tie as the toast to fine living beckons you.

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Types Of Wines Used In Occasions :

Red Wine

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As goes the name, Red Wine is prepared from red grapes. The variety of grapes helps contribute to strengthening the taste of the wine. Some of the popular red wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir. Cabernet Sauvignon, produced in the Bordeaux region of France, is acclaimed as the “King of Red Wine Grapes”. Known for its fruity flavor and spicy aroma, the Cabernet goes best with red meats. 

White Wine

Noted for its pinkish color, the White Wine is put together from light to dark grapes. Chardonnay is a well-liked variety of White Wine grown in Burgundy (France). Best had with fish and chicken. It has a hint of vanilla along with a fruit tinge. Chenin Blanc, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer are other forms of white wine that are versatile and delicious.

Rose Wine

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Known for its pink color, the texture of the rose wine varies from pale orange to dark pink. There is the sweet and less alcoholic White Zinfandel, the most popular rose wine hailing from California, that doubles up as a table wine. Yet another famous rose wine from Burgundy (France) is the Grenache which has hints of raspberries, black cherries, and mint and matches well with spicy food.   

Dessert Wine

The tag ‘Dessert’ more often than brings to mind a recipe meant for the sweet tooth. The same is the case with Dessert Wine. Served with desserts, Dessert Wines had raisin wines and ice wines as a befitting accompaniment to a lavish meal. Also known as pudding wine, red dessert wine such as Recioto della Valpolicella is an excellent dessert wine with intense red-purple color, served with dry cakes and biscuits. 

Sparkling Wine

types of wines

Easy to make out, a sparkling wine stands out for the carbon dioxide level that paves the way for its fizzy character. The amount of sugar added after the second round of fermentation determines the sweetness of Sparkling Wine. The most popular sparkling wines are Champagne, Chandon Vintage Brut, Lindauer Cuvée Brut, and Edenvale Sparkling Cuvée.

Fortified Wine

A delicious wine fortified with an additional amount of alcohol added during fermentation makes a fortified wine. Available in dry or sweet styles and made to age in wooden casks, some of the famous fortified wines that are the first preference are Port Wine, Sherry, Vermouth, and Madeira. Cheese, nuts, cream-based, and chocolate desserts make a fantastic pairing partner with a bottle of Fortified Wine.

Which wines will you sample and celebrate with this Christmas and New Year? Tell us.


Deepika Dewan

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