|Red - considered complex and classic|
Bordeaux - classic red with rich flavors and characters
Claret - used in the United States as a semi-generic label for red wine in the style of the Bordeaux.
Malbec - wine made from the Malbec grapes.
Meriot - dry, soft flavored red wine making it appealing to new wine drinkers
Pinot Noir - dry, lighter-bodied red wine with earthy and fruity flavors
Zinfandel - encompasses smooth wines including sweet rose (White Zinfandel) to port wine
|White - lighter wines with precise flavors|
Moscato - fruity and sweet
Pinot Grigio - dry wine with flavors that vary from light and crisp to full and complex
Chardonnay - smooth, full-bodied with vanilla flavors
Roussanne - rich, full-bodied with flavors of honey and pear.
Viognier - aromatic, fruity wine meant to be consumed relatively young as it typically loses its perfume as it ages.
|Sparkling - various styles |
Champagne - classic bubbly (France)
Prosecco - fizzy wine (Italy)
Cava - bubbly (Spain)
|Sweet - both red and white wine, sweet wines are excellent for siping after dinner|
Ice Wine - sweet wine made from grapes that are harvested after the grapes freeze on the vine
Dessert wine - term used for any number of sweet wines.
|Fortified - extra alcohol has been added to these wines|
Port - sweet fortified wine (Portugal)
Marsala - sweet, aged wine (Sicily)