Chardonnay is the most planted white wine grape in the world.
Chardonnay was born in France, but is also big in Italy, USA, Chile, Australia and New Zealand.
Typical Chardonnay flavors are Citrus, Green Fruit, Peach, Bread and Butter.
Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, zesty, and tastefull white wine.
The Sauvignon Blanc grape originates from the Loire Valley and Bordeaux in France, but is now grown all over the world.
It is popular in France, Italy, Australia, Chile, and New Zealand.
The best areas are Loire Valley, Bordeaux (France) and Marlborough (New Zealand).
Typical Sauvignon Blanc flavors are Citrus, Peach, Gooseberry, Herbs, and Grass.
Cabernet Sauvignon is a full bodied red wine with high acidity and tannins.
Cabernet Sauvignon originates from Bourdeaux (France), but is also popular in USA, Australia, Chile, South Africa, and other countries.
Typical flavors are Black Fruit (Black Currant, Blackberry, Plum), Violets, Pepper, and French Oak.
Pinot Noir is a light red wines with low tannins and good acidity.
Pinot Noir was born in Bourgogne (France), but is also grown in Italy, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.
Typical Pinot Noir flavors are Red Fruit and Vanilla (if oaked).
New to red wine? Start with Merlot!
Merlot was born in Bordeaux (France), but is also popular in Italy, USA, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries.
Typical Merlot flavors are Raspberry, Black Cherry, Plum, and (if oaked) Tobacco and Vanilla.