Welcome to the world of wine! If you're anything like me, you enjoy the occasional glass (or three) of vino, but can't tell a Pinot Grigio from a Pinot Noir to save your life. Fear not, for today, we'll dive into the delightful depths of wine varieties.
White Wine: The Gossip Girl of the Wine World
Chardonnay: The Queen Bee of white wines. With flavors like apple, pear, and a hint of buttery goodness, Chardonnay is that friend who's always well-dressed and knows just how to brighten your day. Pairs well with seafood and poultry, or just a cozy night in with your favorite rom-com.
Sauvignon Blanc: The Sassy Sidekick of white wines. Often packing a punch with its zesty grapefruit and green apple flavors, Sauvignon Blanc can be a bit of an acquired taste. But once you get to know it, this wine is perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon, or a competitive game of Uno with friends.
Pinot Grigio: The Chill Chick of white wines. Light, crisp, and easy-going, Pinot Grigio is like that friend who's always up for a spontaneous road trip or a picnic in the park. With flavors of green apple, lemon, and pear, this wine pairs well with salads, seafood, and your favorite guilty pleasure reality TV show.
Red Wine: The Bold and the Beautiful of the Wine World
Cabernet Sauvignon: The Powerhouse of red wines. With rich flavors of black cherry, black currant, and dark chocolate, this full-bodied wine is like that friend who's always in control, but still knows how to have fun. Pairs well with hearty meats, strong cheeses, and a bit of classic rock.
Merlot: The Smooth Operator of red wines. Merlot is the silky, velvety cousin of Cabernet Sauvignon, boasting flavors of plum, blackberry, and a hint of chocolate. This wine is like that friend who's a great listener and always has your back. Pairs well with red meats, pasta, and endless reruns of Friends.
Pinot Noir: The Sophisticated Sipper of red wines. With its light body and flavors of cherry, raspberry, and a touch of earthiness, Pinot Noir is like that friend who always seems to have it all together. Pairs well with poultry, fish, and some classical music to set the mood.
Rosé Wine: The Flirty and Fun Wine World Socialite
Rosé: The Pretty in Pink of wines. Made from red grapes with a short skin-contact period, rosé is like the love child of red and white wine. Bursting with flavors of strawberry, melon, and citrus, this wine is like that friend who's always the life of the party. Pairs well with light dishes, beach days, and a killer Spotify playlist.
Congratulations! You have graduated from Wine 101! Now that you're armed with some basic knowledge, go forth and confidently sip your vino (preferably from a Biddlebee stemless wine tumbler!). After all, it's not about how much you know about wine, but how much you enjoy it. Cheers!