A Few Popular Wines


Wines a beverage made of fermented grapes. It's an alcoholic beverage usually preferred to be consumed before a meal. It's said to increase appetite. There are many different kinds of wines. Let talk about some:

Red Wines

Pinot Noir – A light red wine whose grapes grow in cold climates. The wine is smooth and has a fruity flavour. There's a cherry-like aroma with a hint of spice. The Pinot Noir goes amazingly well with veal.

Zinfandel – Grown solely in California, the wine has a variety of styles. Most often the Zinfandel is aged in American Oak, giving it an earthy spice jam-like fruity flavour. The perfect pair to complement the wine is grilled or smoked meat. 

Cabernet Sauvignon – the bijou of the Napa Valley, a dark red wine. This robust and rich wine is aged in French oak in which dark fruit are combined with earthy spices 

White Wines:

Pinot Grigio – An Italian white wine that is light and dry. It has a rich fruity flavour like a pear or apple. It has a hint of minerals and floral aroma. The wine goes great with seafood. 

Chardonnay – A full-bodied white wine that had gained global popularity for being the best white wine. The wine is aged in Oak but has a buttery feel to it. The Chardonnay too has an apple or pear-like flavour with a citrus aroma. It goes well with chicken and Christmas turkey. 

Riesling – Originating from the Rhine valley, it's the most popular wine of Germany. It has a honey-like flavour and is sweet and acidic. The Riesling pairs well with Asian cuisine, especially pork. 

To learn more about wine tasting join us at Swan Valley Wine Tours.