Wine Etiquette : Everything you need to know about wines

Here is everything you need to know about wines, take a look!

Thinking of picking up a bottle of wine tonight? It might be a good idea but do you know how to make the appropriate choice? Wine etiquette is an integral part of dinning etiquette and picking up the right bottle can leave a long lasting impression on your guests. Today, we will tell you everything you need to know about wines. From disclosing the list of most expensive wines across the world to the amazing health benefits of drinking wines, you will get everything here.

Expensive wines

The common assumption that old wine is expensive wine has held true, according to the list, and while the prices are astronomical, they have been described as some of the best wines on the planet.

Here are 5 expensive wines in the world

Domaine de la romaneeconti romaneeconti grand cru, cote de Nuits, france.

Price- Rs. 674646.03

The most expensive wine in the world. The price has been moving upwards over the past three years.

Egon mutter- scharzhof scharzhotberger Riesling trockenbeerenauslese, Germany.

Price- RS. 371583.46

The 1st German wine on the list, this Riesling is produced in the Rheingau, vineyard. The 2010 vintage was given a perfect score- 100 cut of a 100- by a major wine critic.

Domaine leaflaive montrachet grand cru, cote de beaune, France.

Price- Rs.301683.58

The most expensive white wine from le montrachet, this is also the most highly rated white wine from the region.

Domaine Leroy masigny grand cru, cote de nuits, france.

Price- Rs. 274433.81

Another red from the cote de nuits. The le masigny plays a pivotal role in local life- so much, so that the village of chambolle- masigny in 1882.

Domaine georges and chritophe roomier masigny granvd cru, cote de Nuits, France.

Price- Rs. 260016.66

Another entry from le masigny, this is the 2nd highest priced wine from the vineyard. The 2012 vintage was given a

score of 98 out of 100 by the wine advocate.

Types of wines


Wines can be classified primarily by the variety of grapes used to make the wine and the region where the grapes are grown. Wines are classified on the basis of grape variety are called varietals and those classified on the basis of region are named by region itself.

Basically, wines can be classified into two general categories. They are white wines which are colorless, and red wines which have the color intensity based on the soaking time. Wines can be classified by their taste also.

Classification of the wines according to taste

  • Dry wines
  • Sweet wines
  • Medium wines

General types of wines

Red wines

Red wines are color wines. Red wines are made from the red grape varieties. These wine gets their color by allowing the skin of the grapes to get contact with the grape juice during the wine making process.

The most popular red wines are:

  • Cabernet sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Pinot noir
  • Zinfandel

White wines

White wines are colorless and they are made from the white grape varieties. Some white wines are made with the red grapes. In such case, the skin of the grapes is not allowed to have any contact with the grape juice.

The most popular white wines are

  • Charclonnay
  • Riesling
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Gewazztraminer

Rose wines

Rose wine is also known as Blush wines. Red wines are not truly red. Instead they have enough of reddish tinage to make them different from the white wines. Rose wines are prepared from the red grape varieties.
The most popular rose wine variety is Zinfandel.

Sparkling wines

Sparkling wines have a small amount of intense effervescences. Champagne is the most famous sparkling wine in many regions in the world.

The famous sparkling wines are

  • Rose champagne
  • Prosecoo
  • Sparkling Red wine

Sweet wines

Sweet wines are prepared from the residual sugar that is left in the finished wine. This gives the wine a very sweet taste. Sweet wines vary from off-dry ton super, sticky sweet wines.

The most famous sweet wines

  • Sweet white wines (Botrytis, ice wine, late harvest)
  • Sweet red wines (late harvest, wines and fortified wines)

Fortified wines

Fortified wines are those that are produced with a small addition of the grape spirit.

The famous fortified wines are

  • Port wine
  • Madeira
  • Sherry

Surprising health benefits of wine

1.Live longer
2.Get smarter
3.Wine may beat trips to the gym
4.Reduce your risk of liver disease
5.Promote healthy eyes
6.Cut multiple cancer risks

  • Prostate cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Breast cancer

7.Lower your cholesterol
8.Reduce the risk of stroke
9.Regulate blood sugar levels

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Neelam Mishra

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