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Different Types of Wine Grapes

Are you familiar with the different types of Red wine grapes? Or more importantly do you speak the wine language?

Here we will define the most common terminology used when talking about the various types of wine and the grapes varieties used for each type.

Grapes are the main ingredient that makes wine taste the way it does. While there can be differences in the wine made from a single grape variety, the fact that a certain type of grape was used lets you know the basic information about what the winemaker intended to produce. Grapes do take on the flavor of the soil and grow sweeter in the sun as they hang on the vines. 

Popular Wine Making Grapes

Type of Grape Type of Wine Photo Distinctive Flavor
Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Strawberry, berries, cherry - It has light to moderate body with deliciously varied aromas and flavors.
 Merlot Merlot / Cab Merlot blend    
Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon

Cab Merlot blend

   
Shiraz or Syrah Shiraz or Syrah    
Malbec Malbec    
Zinfandel Zinfandel 

Zinfandel Alicante blend

   
Sangiovese Sangiovese    
Barbera Barbera    
Alicante Alicante

Zinfandel Alicante blend

   
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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