A White Wines List To Help You Decide

June 2, 2014 Blog » Learn About Wine » A White Wines List To Help You Decide

Love white wines and want to try more? This visual guide will help you see how varieties fit into the major styles of white wine. Since there’s so much to know about white wine, this is a great way to help visualize the basics. Salut!

Beginner’s White Wines List

White Wines List for Beginners

Light & Zesty

These wines are light bodied with a fresh clean taste.


These wines are typically light bodied with ‘green’ or vegetal 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 at @WineFolly