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Guide To White Wine & How To Taste It

Do you want to try white wine and wonder how it tastes? A lot of people think that picking a favorite wine just means deciding between red and white wine, but don’t realize that this red and white distinction is just a beginning point to choosing a wine, not criteria to follow. 

Is sweet white wine your favorite or do you prefer dry? Love clear and crisp wine from stainless steel aging, or creamy vanilla notes from barrel-aged wine? To find out which wine flavor impresses you the most, you need to learn more about the popular white wines available and the best pizzas that will pair with them to enhance their natural flavors.

This blog will help you learn more about white wine and help you find the perfect one.

How Is White Wine Produced?

Although the process of manufacturing wine is not that complicated, wines are actually quite complex. Grapes are planted, harvested, crushed, fermented, aged, and finally bottled. 

The only distinction between red and white wine is that white wine is mostly manufactured from white grapes, whereas red wine is processed from red grapes. White wine can also be prepared from red grapes, given that the grape skin and seeds are removed before the fermentation step. 

What Is Body In White Wine?

A wine's "body" refers to how it tastes in the mouth. The body of a wine is often dictated by its alcohol percentage. It will feel heavier in your mouth the more alcohol there is in it. Most people categorize wine into three categories, to keep things simple: light-bodied, medium-bodied, and full-bodied.

  • Light body wines are bright and crisp, with an alcohol content of less than 12.5%.

  • Medium body wines typically have an alcohol percentage of 12.5% to 13.5%.

  • Full body white wines are rich and have an alcohol percentage of 13.5% or more.

What Is Acid In White Wine?

The type of grapes used to make wine mostly determines how acidic it is. Extended grape growing seasons in warmer regions result in higher sugar content and lower acidity levels. The acid content of grapes with shorter growing seasons or those harvested before full ripeness is higher. 

The crisp tartness of the wine or the pucker factor is attributed to its acidity. Wine's acidity influences your whole palate and draws attention to other flavors.

Basics Of Serving White Wine

There are three important considerations when serving wine: 

  • Glass: White wine is best served in a traditional wine glass or tulip shaped glass that features a narrower bowl and a smaller opening.

  • Temperature: White wine is best served slightly chilled, with light and crisp wines between 40° and 50° F. Full-bodied white wines are served between 50° and 60° F.

  • Tasting: To enhance the taste of white wine, use all five of your senses, i.e.

  • See the Wine

  • Swirl the Wine

  • Smell the Wine

  • Taste the Wine

  • Savor the Wine

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Some individuals prefer to sip their wine neat while others enjoy eating it with salad or pizza. No matter, how you love it, Ballard Beer Box has got a treat for you. We have over 300+ bottles of wine and beer to tempt your senses along with delicious pizza pies and fresh salads. Our pizza restaurant in Seattle serves the best pizza prepared from organic flour from local Washington State mills. Join us today for an amazing drinking experience.


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