Drink Up: A Brief Guide to the Types of Wines

Did you know that over 200 types of wines exist?

Wine is something that anyone can enjoy because it comes in many flavors and styles. No matter what the occasion is, you can find different wines that’ll help you make the experience better.

Before buying anything, it’s best to know what some of the most popular types of wine are so you have an easier time choosing one. To make things easier, we’ll go over the best wines you should try as soon as possible.

Keep on reading to learn about various types of wines!

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is one of the most popular types of wine, which happens to be an Italian whit win. When drinking Pinot Grigio, you’ll find that it has a refreshing taste of various fruits. This wine also gives off various floral aromas, making it great for most meals. However, we encourage you to try it with seafood for a more complete experience.


Chardonnay is another popular white wine that many people drink throughout America. Some of the most common are aged with oak and have several fruity flavors, such as apple and pear. Depending on the type of Chardonnay, it can have a spicy or vanilla-like aroma paired with citrus.

Pinot Noir

Unlike Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir is a red wine that has more of an emphasis on its grapes. Pinot Noir is smooth and has various aromas of cherries, raspberries, cranberries, and other red fruits. This wine is best at night and paired with salmon or duck. 


Merlot has become a favorite red wine of many as it also has a fruit-forward flavor, like Pinot Noir. However, Merlot has hints of spice and vanilla to give it a more complex flavor. If you drink Merlot with beef or lamb, it won’t take long for you to fall in love with its oak-aged tannins. Grab a custom wine tote and bring some Merlot with you to your next picnic.


Out of all the most popular types of wines on our list, Zinfandel stands out as it’s mostly made in California. Like all the best wines, Zinfandel is aged with oak. It also comes with higher alcohol content and a ripe flavor. While it’s great with most foods, you should try it with grilled meat at the end of a nice weekend.

Experiment with Different Types of Wines Now

Now that you know about the most common types of wines, we encourage you to start trying all of them until you find one that suits you. Because wine comes in many different forms, you shouldn’t have a problem finding one for any occasion.

If you’re looking to have wine in the afternoon, white wine may be right for you. However, red wines are perfect for the evening when you just want to relax. Simply enter your local grocery store and browse their wine selection until you see something that interests you.

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