How To Discover Your Favorite White Wines

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Discover your favorite white wines by exploring the 4 most popular USA grapes for white wines first.Then, expand to 8 more popular grapes throughout the world.

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How To Discover Your Favorite White Wines

  1. 1. How To DiscoverYour FavoriteWhite Wines
  2. 2. White Wines Add joy to anyone’s palate They’re crisp and refreshing Enjoy them by themselves or paired with food Sweet or dry
  3. 3. White Wines Anyone can find a white wine they enjoy But How Do You Do That
  4. 4. White Wines Anyone can find a white wine they enjoy Start With The Grapes
  5. 5. White Wine Grapes 12 popular varieties in the world 4 predominant varieties consumed In the United States
  6. 6. White Wine GrapesDiscover wines made from the4 grapes first… • Chardonnay • Sauvignon Blanc • Riesling • Pinot Gris
  7. 7. ChardonnayThe most popular grape grown and consumed in the USA The good news… There are some outstanding Chardonnays The bad news… There are some mass produced cheap Chardonnays that are not so good.
  8. 8. ChardonnayGrowing Areas: • Burgundy (France) • Argentina • Australia • South Africa • Chile • California • New York • Virginia • Oregon • Texas
  9. 9. ChardonnayBest Growing Areas: • Burgundy (France) • Argentina • Australia • South Africa • Chile • California • New York • Virginia • Oregon • Texas
  10. 10. ChardonnayBest Growing Areas: • Burgundy (France) • Argentina • Australia • South Africa • Chile • California • New York • Virginia • Oregon • Texas Look for Chardonnay from these areas
  11. 11. ChardonnayBest Growing Areas: • Burgundy (France) • Argentina • Australia • South Africa • Chile • California • New York • Virginia • Oregon • TexasFruity Aromas and Flavors: apple, tropical fruit mushroom, mineralsMedium to High Acidity: a crisp, tart tasteSweetness: inexpensive can be a bit sweet
  12. 12. Sauvignon BlancGrowing Areas: • France • New Zealand • AustraliaGrass and Herbal Aromas and Flavors: hints of melon and fruitHigh Acidity:
  13. 13. RieslingGrowing Areas: • Germany • Alsace (France) • Australia • AustriaFruity and Flowery Aromas and Flavors:High Acidity:Dry To Sweet:
  14. 14. Pinot Gris/GrigioGrowing Areas: • France • Argentina • Chile • OregonFruity and Flowery Aromas and Flavors: underlying honey plusPear, floral, peach, spicy and/or orange rind
  15. 15. How To Get StartedUse Your Local Wine Shop As A ResourceStart with Chardonnay: • Try a bottle aged in Oak • Try a bottle aged in stainless steel without Oak • Start with French or California Chardonnay ($15 - $25)
  16. 16. How To Get StartedUse Your Local Wine Shop As A ResourceNext Try Riesling: • German or French • Rely on your wine shop to select the sweetnessThen Try Sauvignon Blanc: • New ZealandFinally, Try Pinot Gris: • Let your wine shop guide you based on what you preferred above
  17. 17. How To Get StartedOnce You Know These 4 Grapes Move To The Other MostPopular Grapes • Albarino • Chenin Blanc • Gewurtztraminer • Gruner Veltliner • Muscat • Pinot Blanc • Semillion • Viognier
  18. 18. For more information about discovering white wines click below WinesWonderland.com

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