Wine Folly: 200 Types of Wine Infographic
This wine infographic from Wine Folly organizes almost 200 types of wine by taste so you can easily discover new wines based on your preferences.
All wines can be organized into five fundamental groups. Within each group there are hundreds of different grape varieties and winemaking styles.
Red Wine – Still wine made with black grapes that range from light to dark and bone-dry to sweet.
White Wine – A still wine produced from green and sometimes black grapes. Flavors range from rich and creamy to light and zesty.
Rosé Wine – Still wine from black grapes produced by removing the skins before they deeply color the wine. Both dry and sweet styles of rosé are common.
Sparkling Wine – Results from a secondary fermetation causing bubbles. Sparkling wine can be red, white or rosé and can range from minerally to rich and sweet.
Fortified Wine – Created by fortifying wine with spirits. Typically a dessert wine, but also dry fortified wines exist such as dry sherry.
Wines are separated by style, primary flavor, and an additional grouping of high tannin, round or spicy.
High Tannin – Wines with high tannin feel like they dry out your mouth. The sensation is similar to licking a popsicle stick or putting a wet tea bag in your mouth.
Round – Round wines tend to have less tannin and balanced acidity on the finish. People often describe the sensation as smooth or lush when using wine descriptions.
Spicy – Spicy wines tend to have higher acidity or higher alcohol. Imagine the tartness of cranberry juice versus the smoothness of peach juice.
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