Wine for Beginners

Wine is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in today’s world. It is such a versatile drink that no matter what the occasion is or what type of food is on the menu, there is a wine for every situation. Another good thing about wine, is that with such a vast plethora of types to choose from, there’s a type of wine for everyone that will suit your palette regardless of how fussy it is. From sweet wines to crisp, tart wines, there’s always a wine for you. Here are some of the most popular types of wine to give you a little heads up on what you can choose from.

1. Shiraz

Shiraz is a full-bodied red wine that has intense fruit flavours and medium weight tannins which give it a slight bitterness and tartness to it. The wine is often paired with meaty food such as lamb, beef and smoked meats.

2. Pinot Noir

This is a dry, light bodied red wine that has a higher acidity and a smooth, low tannin finish which makes it less bitter and tart. It is a great wine to be paired with French and German cuisine as well as meats such as chicken, pork and duck.

3. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is a popular white wine. It is mostly paired with foods such as lobster, crab, shrimp, chicken and pork. When the wine is oak ages, it has spicy, bourbon like notes in its taste. Unoaked wines are lighter and zesty with apple and citrus flavours.