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Wine Types

Many casual restaurants will simply list three types of wine on their menu – house red, house white, and house pink. That’s a fine way to begin, but it’s also fun to stretch and explore the delicious world of wines! Some wines are incredibly sweet and taste like peaches. Others are quite spicy and taste like peppers. Which type of wine suits you best? Start trying a few and discover your own favorites!

A


Airen
Alsace, France
Amarone, Italy
Amontillado, Spain
Apple Wine / Cider
Aramon
Armagnac, France
Asti Spumanti, Italy

B


Baco Noir
Balsamic Vinegar
Banyuls, France
Barbaresco, Italy
Barbera, Italy
Barolo, Italy
Beaujolais, France
Blueberry Wine
Bordeaux, France
Brandy (distilled wine)
Brunello (Italy)
Bull’s Blood, Hungary
Burgundy, France

C


Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cariñena
Carmenere
Carmignano (Italy)
Castel del Monte
Catawba
Cava, Spain
Chablis, France
Champagne, France
Chancellor
Chardonel
Chardonnay
Chartreuse, France
Chateauneuf du Pape, France
Chelois
Chenin Blanc
Chianti, Italy
Cider
Cinsault
Concord
Cognac, France
Cote d’Or, France

D


Dattier
Delaware

E


Eggnog – with Sherry
Est! Est!! Est!!!

F


Fior D’Arancio
Fruit and Berry Wines
Fume Blanc

G


Gavi, Italy
Gewürztraminer
Glogg, Sweden
Grappa
Grasevina
Grenache
Grüner Veltliner

H


Hermitage, France

I


Icewine

J


Jerez

L


Lambrusco, Italy
Landot Noir
Lemberger
Liebfraumilch, Germany
Loire, France

M


Macon, France
Madeira, Portugal
Malaga, Spain
Malbec
Marsala, Italy
Marsanne
Mead
Medoc, France
Mencia
Meritage
Merlot
Meursault
Montepulciano, Italy
Monastrell
Mourvedre
Mulled Wine
Muscadet, France
Muscat / Moscato
Muscadel

N


Nebbiolo
Niagara
Noiret
Norton

O


Orange Muscat

P


Pear Wine
Petit Sirah
Petit Verdot
Pinotage
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Gris/Grigio
Pinot Meunier
Pinot Noir
Pisco
Port, Portugal
Primitivo
Prosecco, Italy

Q


Qualitätswein, Germany

R


Recioto, Italy
Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Italy
Rhone, France
Riesling
Rioja, Spain
Rose
Rosso di Montalcino, Italy
Roussanne

S


Sake (rice based)
Sancerre, France
Sangiovese
Sassicaia, Italy
Sauternes, France
Sangria (wine punch)
Sauvignon Blanc
Sekt, Germany
Semillon
Sherry, Spain
Shiraz
Silvaner
Sirah
Soave, Italy
Steuben
Syrah

T


Tannat
Tempranillo
Tokaji, Hungary
Trebbiano

V


Valpolicella
Verdeho
Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Vidal
Vin Santo
Viognier
Viura
Vouvray, France

W


Weissherbst
White Zinfandel

X


Xinomavro

Z


Zinfandel, Red
Zinfandel, White

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