Red and White Wine – The Differences


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Most people have tried various red wines and white wines and still have no idea what differentiates both. If you do not have a clue, then this article will give you the factors to consider in addition to the obvious color. Red and white wines can be dry or sweet, or anywhere in between.

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Red Wine

Red wine is more robust, more complex than white wines. White wines are generally lighter without the complexity of red wines. Although the grapes used are important, but the main difference is in the fermentation process. The red wines are mostly made of red and black grapes, and white wines from grapes. Sometimes, red grapes, black and white are combined.

During the process of fermentation of white wine, stems, seeds and grape skin are gently removed from the grape juice after it is ejected from the machine press. In addition, during the process of fermentation of red wine grape stems, seeds and grape skin is left in the squeezed juice. Leaving the stems, seeds and grape skins in the juice it produces tannins and pigments and ingredients are also responsible for the complexity of red wines.

Tannins are compounds that are present in grapes and other plants. When you participate in drinking a cup of tea, strong bitter taste is due to the tannins. These tannins act to prevent oxidation of the wine during the aging process. This is very important in the prevention of red wines, which are generally older and aged for much longer period of time than white. Because tannins are aging and provide another layer of flavor, thus increasing the complexity of the wine and make it more robust. Bite down and smooth tannins as the wine ages.

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White Wine

Red and white wine can make an excellent addition to your delicious meal, depending on the make and model you choose. The rules for choosing the type of wine to match the food is polished, but the differences in wine do provide some guidelines. I will choose the red wine to accompany my meal strong flavor, it is more complex and more robust in flavor.

White wines, on the other hand, I’ll get my food less spicy. Some people prefer the red and white meat fish dishes and chicken. The most important factor when choosing a wine for a meal at your convenience. As the dry, light, sweet or slightly in the middle? Regardless of what wine you choose for your meal, sit and relax and pour yourself a drink while enjoying your food slowly.

While enjoying your meal take a sip of your favorite well without any food in your mouth wine. Some people make the mistake of drinking wine during mastication. The proper etiquette is to enjoy your favorite wine delicious food after chewing. This is the only way to really enjoy the food and get the actual wine.

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