Basic Types of Red and White Wine


For some, knowing that there are two major types of wine–red and white–is sufficient. Does it get people drunk? Check. Does it taste like rotten grapes? Check. Wine. Done.

However, there are many varietals of both red and white wine and inquiring minds would like to know more. Unfortunately, wine often comes with the stigma of holier-than-thou nectar restricted to connoisseurs, sommeliers and those with bulging wallets.

Luckily, there is no shortage of wine around the world, and wine-seekers have many opportunities to find wine that is accessible, affordable and appealing. Below is a fun and info-filled illustration explaining the major types of red and white wine and what their differences are.

basic types of red and white wine

( Illustration by the talented Roman Martinez for FSW.)


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