Home / Food & Drink / Drinking / Wine 101

 

Whites

Credit: SXC.hu

1. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the most highly-planted varieties of white wine on the market today. It’s also very well-known among people that know a lot about wine and those that don’t, so this is definitely a good wine to know about.

Chardonnay is a fruity wine, and is very drinkable. It’s also very light, which is generally a good idea for the ladies.

This is by far your general go-to wine for seafood dishes. If you prepare anything from the sea, especially fish such as halibut or mahi mahi you would do well to break out a bottle of Chardonnay.

 

2. Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is considered a very light wine. It is also acidic in nature, and has a fruity taste. This wine will also go along well with seafood.

However good, this wine does have some bad reputation for often being easily accessible, produced in bulk, and essentially marketed as a low-quality high-yield product. Personally, I think it is a good complement to a seafood meal or an appetizer dish, but it is indeed more of a beginner wine for those unaccustomed to fine wine.

3. Riesling

Riesling is one of those wines that you really can’t predict. Based on how it’s grown and made the wine can vary between crisp and dry to sweet and spicy. At times it may even be prepared as a dessert wine.

Riesling is also one of those wines that stands alone and is rarely mixed with other wines. It is also a versatile wine, and can be paired with many types of food. Where the wine really shines however is with appetizer dishes. Cook up some appetizers for date night and serve them with Riesling. you won’t be disappointed.

4. Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is lesser-known by the general population, but is still popular enough that it’s worth mentioning. Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, clean, and fruity wine that is also known to differ in flavor depending on how it is made and how the grapes were grown.

One neat fact about the wine is that it is one of the few wines that pairs well with sushi. So, next time you take your date for a night out at a sushi bar make sure to order a Sauvignon Blanc.

Wine, wine

When thinking about wine and the fine culture that surrounds the drink, remember that your palette and particular tasting interests are really the most important part. If you get too wrapped up in what other people think about drinking wine you’ll likely lose your enjoyment of the drink altogether. Try a bunch of different types of wine, buy varying brands, and have fun while doing it. Wine should never be a chore.

And remember, seriously, always drink responsibly.

Enjoy this article? Leave us a comment or like us on Facebook!

 

Recent posts in Drinking

 

Leave a Comment