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This website is about wines; bubbly sparkling wines, white wines, red wines, and dessert wines. You can learn about the different types of wines, where they are made, how they are made. Learn about the grapes used in wine making, and the regions where they are grown.

And, if you prefer non alcoholic drinks, you can browse Non Alcoholic Wine, and Non Alcoholic Beer Brands.

Browse our Wines To Try, section, where we mention wines we have tasted and found to be unique in taste; aromas-flavours(notes), and style.
For each wine type(reds and whites), we show popular brand name wines by; grape varietal, food pairings, flavours-aromas, price, style, country-region.

Recipes With Wine Selections, our recipes paired with wine selections. From simple sandwiches to Asian, Spanish, and Curry dishes - Delicious and easy to make.



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Wine Types

You can buy wine based on its style, aromas, flavours, and tasting notes. Wine bottle labels usually provide the grape name, and a general description of the wines style. By reading the liquor store counter labels and tasting notes online you can learn more about a particular wines character.

There are many different types of wine. Red, White, and Sparkling are the most common types of wine. Common white wines can include Sparkling, Champagne, Moscato, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Grigio, and Riesling.

Red wines can include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Malbec, Gamay, and Grenache. There are also Fortified and Dessert Wines. Dessert wines are usually quite sweet, and fortified wines usually have a spirit added to them like whisky or rye.

White wines usually have sparkling types; whereas red wines have less sparklings. Their are also Rose Wines, many of which are sparkling.

Wine Style

A wine style can include its type of body and its sweetness. Typical bodies are Rich, Smooth, Medium, Bold, Light, Fruity, Crisp, and of course Sparkling. Sweetness can include: Brut(XDry), Dry, Semi Dry, Semi Sweet, Sweet, Xtra Sweet. Sweet and xtra sweet wines are usually found in dessert wines, and Late Harvest wines.

Blending Grapes

Within white and red wine types, you can have many blended wines. A good example of this is Sparkling wine; as many are made from a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. Grapes are blended most often to add flavour and to give a wine a more unique taste, which may not have been possible with just a single grape variety.
Another good example is Bordeaux red wines from France. They are always blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon or Cabernet franc, or both, and also sometimes with Malbec. Merlot is usually the larger percentage of wine grape, like 70%.

A wine bottle label or store label may not always say if a wine is blended, but online wine websites can usually provide additional information. The reason why they don't always name all the blend types is that often one of blend grapes may only be a small percentage of the wines overall blend, and winemakers are not required by law to list all the smaller percentage blends.

Wine Drinking Temperature

Drinking wine at the proper temperature is imperative to tasting the best of your wines tannins, aromas, and flavours. Generally speaking, red wines are served at almost room temperature, white wines at fridge temperature, and sparkling wines and champagne are served ice cold.



INSTALL OUR FREE ANDROID WINE APP


We have a wine app available for download to your android device. The app is compatible from android version 4. It is entirely Free to use.

To Install the App:
In your device settings; select to 'Allow/Install Apps from Third Party Sources'.
Click the 'Sparkling and Whites' wine app icon; this saves the file to your Android Tablet or SmartPhone
Then, Double Click the 'com.tww.sparklingswhites_1.0.apk', file to install it on your device.

About Our Free Wine App 'Sparkling and Whites'

This wine app provides a good introduction to white wines; including - Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Moscato, Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chenin Blanc. White Sparkling and Champagne wines are also included.

There's a character summary of each wine varietal so you can learn about the different grapes; their wine style, and be better informed when buying wine.
Also: residual sugar in wines, bottle labelling, and wine serving temperatures.

Wine listings are included for each varietal with flavours, aromas, food pairing. Browse wines by country and price, with many value priced wines at $12-$25.


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Click on a Wine to learn more about White, Red, and Bubbly wines; and view Wine Brand listings.

Sparkling Wines

White, Rose, Champagne - Bubbly Style

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Chardonnay Wines

White - Oaked, Unoaked Style

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Sauvignon Blanc Wines

White - Herbeceaus Style

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Chenin Blanc Wines

White - Sweet & Dry Style

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Moscato Wines

White, Rose - Light & Fruity Style

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Pinot Grigio Wines

White - Light & Crisp Style

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Riesling Wines

White - Sweet & Dry Style

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Viognier Wines

White - Smooth & Mellow Style

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Shiraz Wines

Red - Smooth & Bold Style

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Merlot Wines

Red - Smooth Style

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Cabernet Sauvignon Wines

Red - Bold Rich Style

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Tempranillo Wines

Red - Smooth & Bold Style

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Grenache Wines

Red - Fruity & Smooth Style

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