Basic Guide to White Wine


June 2, 2014 Blog » Learn About Wine » Basic Guide to White Wine

Do you love the basic white wines but want to try more? This visual guide will help you see how different, lesser known varieties fit into the major styles of white wine and will help you determine what to try next! Since there’s so much to know about white wine, this is a great way to help visualize the basics. Salut!

Beginner White Wines

White Wines List for Beginners


Light & Zesty

These wines are light bodied and dry, with a fresh clean taste.

Herbaceous

These wines are typically light bodied with “green” and herbal aromas like grass, jalapeño, or bell pepper.

Bold & Dry

These wines will blow the top of your head off with their intense flavor and a creamy-vanilla note brought about with oak aging.

Light & Sweet

Often with just a touch of residual sugar (from the grapes), these wines are slightly sweet and very aromatic.

Bold & Sweet

These wines are very sweet and perfect for pairing with dessert and sometimes chocolate.


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By Madeline Puckette
I'm a certified sommelier and creator of the NYT Bestseller, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Find me out there in the wine world @WineFolly