Wine is an alcoholic drink where grapes are the star of the show. Wines
usually contain water, alcohol, aromatics, acids and tannins that come
together to give each style its distinct flavor and character.
Although this nectar of the gods may come across as a simple alcoholic
beverage, several complex factors give each variety its own distinct flavor,
aroma, acidity and sweetness. Most are mild to moderately acidic and,
depending on the variety, can be mildly sweet or very sweet. Dry varieties
have no sugar content. Different varieties have complex aromas, with some
featuring the fragrance of berries, while others have a floral scent.
Popular types of red include cabernet sauvignon, syrah, pinot noir and more.
Cabernet sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine, featuring black fruit flavors
and a hint of spices and oak.
White wine types include chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and more.
Wine connoisseurs love chardonnay for its citrusy notes and tropical
flavors. The dry style is the ideal choice for those who love their wines
crisp and acidic.