Types of wine

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Information about Types of wine

Published on June 1, 2013

Author: ebanreb07

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Vintages aside, wine has several different types. From Barley Wine to Rose Wine, this article touches on the basics of all the different.

Apéritif:Known as appetizer wines, these are the chicken fingers and mozzarellasticks of the wine world. They are flavored wines typically meant to stimulate theappetite before eating a large meal. They can include sherry, and Madeira.Barley Wine: Though in possession of the word "wine," Barley Wine isnt reallywine, masquerading as such because of a high alcohol content that reaches up to12 percent by volume. Made from grain instead of fruit, Barley Wine is simplystrong beer, like an ale that regularly works out. While it originated in England,Barley Wine is available world wide. However, when sold in the US, Barley Winesare required to be sold with the label, "barely wine-style ales," thus avoidingconfusion for the wine-seeking consumer.Cooking Wines:Wine of extremely poor quality is usually labeled "Cooking Wine,"as if being poured into a pan is one step up from being poured down the drain.Typically containing a large amount of salt, Cooking Wine isnt made to beconsumed by itself. Instead, it is meant to be used as a way to enhance a dish,bringing out certain flavors and seasonings.Country Wine:It may seem like Country Wines are wines in possession of a laidback lifestyle and a southern drawl. But, in actuality,they are simply wines that are made from a fruit other than a grape and supplemented with sugar and honey. However, because theword "wine" legally insinuates a drink made from grapes, Country Wines are often fruit-specific in their definitions. They include typessuch as "plum wine" and "apple wine."Red Wine and White Wine:It may seem like Red Wine and White Wine are always in competition with each other, with bottles of eachsnapping in unison as the other approaches. But, the truth is that Red Wine and White Wine are so different in flavor, and go best withsuch different dishes, that the two dont need to compete. While Red Wines are typically good at enhancing meals made of red meat ortomato sauce, White Wines are typically good at enhancing meals made of white meat or white sauces. They are also different in tastebecause Red Wines are made with grape skins during the fermentation process, causing them to carry "tannin," a sensation you getthat makes your tongue feel as though liquid is evaporating off of it. White Wines, however, are made without grape skin and nevercarry "tannin."Rose Wine:Rose Wines are also called "Pink Wines" and, because they are often refreshing in mid-summer heat, "Summer Wines."Like a beverage that cant quite make up its mind, Rose Wines arent really red and arent really white. Instead, they possess attributesof both true red wines and true white wines. They are often best served with seafood, salad, cold cuts, and pork.Rice Wine:Just like Barely Wine, Rice Wine is a bit of an imposter, an ale that wishes it was a wine. Made from rice instead of grapes,Rice Wine possesses a higher alcohol content than most beer and wines combined weighing in between 18 and 25 percent. Rice Wineis known as Sake to the Japanese.Sparkling Wines:Probably the most famous member of the Sparkling Wine family is Champagne, a drink that routinely fills the glassesat wedding receptions and banquet halls. But, Champagne cant hog all the sparkling spotlight, Sparkling Wines can be any type ofwine infused with Carbon Dioxide. Because Sparkling Wines do not usually pair well with meals, they are best served alone or withappetizers.ine with poor tasting, ap wine, many Table Wines arent cheap, and certainly dont taste like it either.Pick Your Grape

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