Classifications of Wine

Wine is an alcoholic beverage obtained by fermenting Grape juice with the help of the Yeast. Wine is one of the most consumed beverages all around the globe.

Wines can be classified on the basis of the following four

  • Colour

  • Taste

  • Year

  • Nature


  1. Red wine
  2. White wine
  3. Rose wine


  1. Sweet wine
  2. Dry wine


  1. Vintage wine
  2. Non-vintage wine


  1. Still/table wine
  2. Sparkling wine
  3. Fortified wine
  4. Aromatized wine


Red Wine:

Red wines are made from Black or darker colored grapes. By letting the skin of the grape to soak in the grape juice the color in the skin is extracted.

White wine:

White wines are made from either green or black grapes. By not letting the grape skin to soak in the juice white wine can be obtained even from black grapes.

Rose Wine:

Rose wines can be made with Black grapes. The Grape skin is let to be in contact with the juice until the required rose color is obtained.

Wine Brands: Wolffer Estate Rose, Domaine Tempier Bandol Rose, etc

Sweet Wine:

 The sugar content is high.

Dry Wine:

The sugar content is low.

Vintage Wine:

 The year in which wine is made with the exceptional and excellent quality harvested grapes.

Non-Vintage Wine:

 Wine made with normal grape varieties.

Table/Still Wine:

 Moderate quality wine that can be served while having a meal. They are not expensive.

Sparkling wine:

A wine which undergoes double fermentation to induce carbon dioxide in it.

Fortified Wine:

A wine to which brandy is added to increase the alcohol percentage in it.

Aromatized Wine:

A wine to which herbs are added to increase its aroma.

Popular dark variety grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Gamay, and Nebbiolo.

Wine brands: Gallo, Concha y tora, etc

Popular Green variety grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Franc, etc

Wine brands: Chardonnay, Reisling, etc


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