Popular Wine Types

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A mixture of at least two different grapes where neither variety constitutes 75% or more of the wine.


A region of France associated with classical Cabernet Sauvignon that often includes Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec.


The area of France known for producing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In North America, Burgundy is the term for any sort of hearty table wine blend


Outdated British term for a dry red wine that has less color and body than most red wines- but is not a rosè.


An Italian wine made from Sangiovese. In North America, it has come to describe a fruity, easy drinking red wine.


Wine that is fermented to where all of the sugar is converted to alcohol. Table wines are generally fermented dry.

Rosè or Blush:

A wine made from red grapes that are pressed before fermentation to give just the hint of red color. A Rosè may also be made from blending 3-4 parts white to 1 part red wine. Rosè wine may be made to any dryness, but are usually preferred as slightly sweet and refreshing.

Sparkling Wine:

An initially low alcohol, very dry wine that is reformatted with sugar to carbonate the beverage. Can be dry to sweet.

Sweet or Dessert Wines:

Wines that are sweet resulting from a predetermined termination of fermentation by adding alcohol to kill yeasts, or using a low-alcohol tolerant yeast strain. Dessert wines can also be made port-style by using very ripe grapes.


Wines made by using white grapes fermented off the skins.

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