Infographic of the types of wine
Infographic of the types of wine

There are so many different types of wine; let me help you decipher them.

Grapes of Chianti

Types of wine

I love wine. There. I said it. Though, it's no secret to anyone in my life. There are so many different types of wine out there to enjoy, but sometimes it's difficult to know what is what and who is who of the wine flavor world. There's red, white, rose, sparkling, and fortified. Take a peak!
A nice Merlot is a great red wine.


Red is the most common type of wine (that, and white wine). Red wine is made from fermenting black grapes and it can range from dry to sweet in taste, light to dark in color. Some common types of red wine are Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Pinot Noir. I find reds pair well with meat!
Rose wine has that perfect blush.


Rose wine is made with black grapes, but the skin is removed before the fermentation process begins. It can also be made by mixing red & white wines together.
White wine is for lovers... and everyone else, too.

White wine

White wine is the other most common type of wine out there. It is made from green grapes (sometimes, on rare occasions, with black grapes, but again, the skin is removed). The flavors are crisp and clear with notes of pears, apples, and apricots riding in almost all of the types of white wine. They can range from sweet to dry. Common white wines are Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay.
Champagne/Sparkling wine


Sparkling wine is made from a second fermentation process which causes all of those delightful bubbles. It can come in red, white, and rose. This is basically champagne & I'm good with that.
Fortified/dessert wine


Fortified wine, also known as "dessert wine" is made by fortifying wine with spirits. It's a very sweet wine, but there are forms of Sherry wine that is much, much dryer.
A glass of Pinor Noir to end a day.

My favorite

For good measure, my favorite wine is a good glass of Pinot Noir. It's not too heavy (though, I enjoy a good glass of Malbec). The flavors are of berries and it's perfect with any dish.
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