Did you know, humans have been drinking white wine for more than 7,000 years and has roots in China and Iran? So, what exactly makes white wine, white? White wine is fermented without skin contact of the grape, but it can be made from either red or white grapes. Skin contact of the grapes is what gives wine its color and hue, from a light straw-yellow to a nutty golden hue.
White wine is often light, bright and refreshing. Some of our favorites such as Sauvignon Blanc and Albarino are a wonderful first sip during cocktail hour or even when kicking back on a hot summer day. Did you know starting with a splash or two of white wine is a great way to prepare one's pallet before diving into big robust red wines?
There are so many white wines and styles to choose from that range in flavor profiles from very green like fresh cut grass, floral, tropical fruit, sweet like honey, to rich and buttery. The extensive variety of flavors means there are a bounty of white wine options to pair well with an abundance of foods, such as seafood, chicken, spicy foods, Asian inspired dishes, and your favorite desserts.
Whether you’re reaching for a Riesling or craving a Chardonnay, be sure to visit a local tasting room to get your hands on something new or perhaps be reconnected with an old favorite.