Common Types of Wine

Somelier Corner
11/20/2014
Common Types of Wine

All wines can be organized into five fundamental groups. Within each group there are hundreds of different grape varieties and also different winemaking styles.

Red Wine
Still wine made with black grapes. These can range from light to dark and bone-dry to sweet.
White Wine
A still wine produced from green and sometimes black grapes. Flavors span from rich and creamy to light and zesty.
Rosé Wine
Still wine from black grapes produced by removing the skins before they deeply color the wine. Also formed by blending red and white wine together. Both dry and sweet styles of rosé are common.
Sparkling Wine
A style of winemaking involving a secondary fermetation causing bubbles! Sparkling wine can be red, white or rosé and can range from minerally to rich and sweet.
Fortified Wine
A style of winemaking involving fortifying wine with spirits. Typically a dessert wine, but many dry-style fortified wines exist such as dry Sherry.

Source : http://winefolly.com/