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Red Wine and White Wine: How To Tell The Difference

Take your wine experience to a whole new level, by learning the stark (and subtle) differences of red wine and white wine. Read on to learn more…

Love wine but can’t really figure out the difference between red wine and white wine?

While both are wines, the difference between red wine and white wine isn’t only in the color. There’s more to each type than actually meets the eye. In fact, a true connoisseur can tell the difference more with his or her taste buds than with his or her eyes.

Take your wine experience to a whole new level, by learning the stark (and subtle) differences between the red and white wine. Read on to learn more!

Red Wine and White Wine: How To Tell The Difference

Learn the differences between red wine and white wine

Wine is considered more a luxury item than a typical alcoholic beverage. People who drink wine are seen as more refined and sophisticated.

And to ensure you remain regal with a glass of wine in your hands, make sure you know your wine. With this quick guide, you’ll find yourself speaking like a connoisseur when asked about the difference between red and white wine.

 

Color

Color | Red Wine and White Wine: How To Tell The Difference

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One of the three main differences between the two types of wine is color. In terms of their color, white wines have the tendency to be pale or blonde.

Red wines, on the other hand, are typically in shades of purple, ruby red, or brick red.

 

Flavor

Flavor | Red Wine and White Wine: How To Tell The Difference

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In terms of flavor, white wines possess a flavor similar to green apples, lemons, or peaches. While red wines’ flavor are relative to plums, black cherries, or strawberries.

 

Tannins

Tannins | Red Wine and White Wine: How To Tell The Difference

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Tannins are tactile sensations found in grape’s skin. And since white wine is created by separating the grape juice from the skin (and discarding the skin), it’s impossible for a white wine to possess tannins.

While with red wines, the skin of the grape is part of the wine-making process to give you that velvety feel.

 

You can watch this video from Monkey See for a clearer look at the difference between red wine and white wine:

Always remember these tips about white and red wines and you now know the difference between the two. Did you learn a lot from this guide? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! I’m looking forward to hearing how you’ve shared this information with other people while enjoying a glass of red or white wine.

Wanna know how to taste wine like a pro? Check this out! Are you a wine drinker? Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below.

 

 

 

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