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10 World Famous Wine Types

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Wine lovers best know the two ways of understanding wines: one by the variety and another, by region. Wine grapes are different from the usual ones we get at the stores. There are thousands of grape varieties grown in different vineyards of the world.

Wines made with one type of grapes are called single variety wines and wines made from several different grapes are called blend or varietal. Red grapes make up the majority of the wine grapes grown in the world.

Market Study reveals that the world`s fastest expanding grape varietals are Tempranillo, Syrah, and Caber Sauvignon. Some of the most popular vine varieties worldwide are:

  1. Cabernet Sauvignon

 It is the most popular wine grape planted in the world. This red grape was first planted in Bordeaux region of France. It is known for its full bold tannins that give it a bitter and astringent taste.

Cabernet Sauvignon wine also grows well in the regions of Napa Valley in California.

  1. Merlot

It is a dry red wine with its origins in the Bordeaux region of France. This wine region with roughly 300, 000 acres of vineyard is known for its polished blends like Cabernet-Merlot. Merlot often has a higher percentage of alcohol than other red wines.

  1. Airen

This wine grape is native of Spain and is also called Lairen in Southeren Spain. It is the single most planted wine variety in the world. This white grape widely planted in the La Mancha region of Spain is mostly used to produce Brandy. It has high sugar levels, very neutral aromas and flavors.

  1. Tempranillo

 It is a high quality red wine grape grown in Spain with a spicy herbal taste. In recent years, Tempranillo grapes have made entry into Australia to produce the superb quality wines of the world.

  1. Chardonnay

 It is the most popular wine in the US. This variety is grown in many parts of the world. Its origin is in Burgundy. White Burgundy wine is made from 100% Chardonnay white grapes in Burgundy. What makes Burgundy wines unique and famous all over the world is the grapes grown here impart a unique quality specific to a single vineyard.

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Single varietal wines produced in the Victoria wineries in Australia from wine grapes chardonnay and shiraz are also very famous.

  1. Syrah

 It is a type of Red Dry wine grown that has its origin in the Rhone region of France. In Europe and California, this varietal is called Syrah and in Australia and South Africa, it is called Shiraz. It has become Australia`s signature grape.

Hawkes Bay is best known for its Merlot Cabernet blends and Syrah. It is the second largest wine region in New Zealand with an abundant source of fine wine.

  1. Garnacha Tinta

 It is widely planted red grapes in the world which has its origin in the Spain. It is one of the key ingredients to the world famous wines like Chateauneuf- du-pape, French Rhone blend. It is grown all over the world in places like Australia, France and USA.

  1. Sauvignon Blanc

It is a parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon with its origin in France, Bordeaux Region. It is a dry white grape wine that is generally lighter than chardonnay. New Zealand produces some of the world`s best Sauvignon Blancs.

  1. Pinot Noir

It is a type of Red Dry Wine that has its origin in Burgundy (France). It is one of the most sought after wines in the world. Burgundy is known for its sublime single varietal terroir Pinot Noir.

Martinborough Wineries of New Zealand is also home to the best Pinor Noir grapes.


  1. Trebbiano Toscano

It is one of the most widely planted white grape sub variety of Trebbiano grapes. It is known also as Ugni Blanc in France. The principal use of this grape is to make brandy and balsamic vinegar.

Nowadays many wine suppliers and online wine & liquor stores  are available to provide wines through online with attractive prices and offers that help wine lovers to order their favorite brands from their places easily.

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