What Are the Different Types of Wine?

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 at 12:00 am

wineWine has been a type of drink that has been enjoyed since ancient times. It has a long and rich history that began way, way back in earlier civilizations. That history is continuously written even in our current time.  Wine has spawned quite a population of people who live to enjoy its best qualities and experience what this notable beverage has to offer.

Many people may think that they know all there is to know about wine. But in fact, there is a lot more to know and understand since wine itself can be a complicated topic to talk about. For instance, not many people may be aware that there are other types of wines besides the usual whites and reds that are present in many dining tables all over the world. And not all of them are made from only the finest grapes harvested in the finest vineyards.

Red and white wines

The reds are usually wines that are made from dark skinned grapes while the white wines are produced from light skinned grapes or from dark skinned grapes whose skins are separated and removed from the juice prior to processing.

Types of wines

Other more common types of wines include the rose variety where the grapes are processed with the skins for a certain period of time just to provide a light tint after which it is removed. There’s also the sparkling wine or the more popular champagne which comes from wine that is made to undergo a second fermentation process. Dessert wines are those wines that have higher sugar contents than the usual wines and therefore taste sweeter.

There are fruit wines which are made from fruits other than grapes. There are also types of wines that belong to the agricultural wine category. These are wines that are made from agricultural products other than the fruit or grains. There is also the Kosher wine which is produced for the Jewish community and follows a rabbinical production process.

There are also non-alcoholic wines that are made from grapes that go through the usual process of making wines. The only difference is that they are made to go through another additional process where the alcohol content is removed but the qualities of what fine wine should be is still preserved. Then there are the organic wine types that are made from grapes that are cultivated organically.

This may give you an idea of the vast world of wines that are available for you out there. Exploring what is in store for you may be an adventure in itself. Who knows, getting to know more about them might be quite the experience that would make your own world even more interesting.