White Wine

White wine is a broad classification of any type of wine that is slightly yellow in color to colorless. To make this type of wine, brewers usually extract the grape skin before fermentation process. Sometimes, the grape skin is left as it is in the batch but is not allowed to release its pigments into the ferment.

Typically, white wine can derive its color from either grapes of gold, yellow or green color or they can be made just from the juice of grapes without the skin. Sometimes select few red grapes are used to make white wine as in the case of few Champagnes.

White wines are usually best savored as aperitifs or as accompanying drinks for lighter meals. Because they are refreshing in taste, lighter in texture and amazingly flavored, they are best used for summer and spring occasions. Till date, white wine is said to pair best with white meat although today wine and food combinations mostly depends on individual taste palates.

One lesser known fact about white wine is that the type of glass used differs from that for red wine. White wine is best savored in narrow tall glasses that have a sharper taper towards the top for more concentration of aromas. The temperature suitable for serving white wine ranges from 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. Some of the common white wine varieties include Semillon, Pinot Gris, Moselle, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Champagne is probably the best known example of sparkling white wine ever made. Buy sparkling wine online and cheap wine online at CompareTheDrinks.com and choose from over thirty different global brands or producers.


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