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If you are in the process of planning to trip to visit the beautiful wineries of Austin, TX, you may have questions about the many different types of wine. For those who aren’t aficionados, understanding the specifics of each may be helpful during your journey. In this article, we will look at some of the most common wine types and their unique characteristics.
The most famous wine in the entire world is cabernet sauvignon. It is a full-bodied red wine that has higher levels of tannin and alcohol than many other popular wines. Some of the best foods to pair this wine with include smoke meats, lamb, beef, hard and firm cheeses, and foods of French and American origins.
Chardonnay is a medium or full-bodied wine that may have a citrus or spicy flavor, depending on what it was aged in. Foods that pair well with a chardonnay include mushroom, soft cheese, lobster, chicken, shrimp, and French dishes. For a more citrusy option, Semillon is a great alternative.
Another full-bodied red wine that is popular around the world is the syrah. This wine is intensely fruity with midweight tannins. It has a strong quality of meatiness and pairs well with white cheddar, beef, lamb, as well as Mediterranean and French dishes. This wine has taste notes of black pepper, meat, tobacco, violet, and blueberry.
Sauvignon blanc is a common sight in wineries in Austin and has tons of fruitiness and acidity. You can pair this type of wine with Mexican, French, and Vietnamese food. It also goes well with veal, fish, pork, and goat cheese. For a savory wine that is similar to the sauvignon blanc, gruner veltliner is an excellent choice.
Zinfandel wine is medium-bodied and originated in Croatia. It has taste notes of stone fruits, sweet tobacco, and Asian 5 spice. This beverage pairs with foods such as barbecue, chicken, and pork, as well as cuisines from Italy, China, India, and Thailand. For a more red-fruited flavor, try grenache or tempranillo.
A Taste of Texas
While on your winery tour through Texas, be sure to leave some time to experience Bell Springs Winery. We offer many different tasting experiences for the discerning traveler and would love to have you join us at our winery. If you’d like to start planning your trip, you can visit us at www.BellSpringsWinery.com.
It's not difficult for one to discover the type of wine that they most enjoy. This is especially true if one uses the signature wine tasting method of sight, swirl, smell, sip and savor. The reason to learn this method is so that you can efficiently enjoy the wine.
Knowing the different types of wines on the market could also help with the proficiency of your wine tasting. Learning that red and rosé wines achieve their color from grape skins and that the kind of grapes that can be used to make the wines will help. As an example, only red grapes can make red wine, while white wine can be made from either color. A tip that most don’t know when it comes to wine is only to fill a glass until it is ⅓ full so that you may be able to swirl and smell the wine properly.
Smell is a vital role in wine tasting due to 80% of one’s ability to taste primarily coming from your ability to smell. Wine tasting has become so popular there are now competitions that are held, as well as having various types of wine tasting at events and venues. Some individuals will attempt to show their ability to name the brand, color and different facts about the wine while others may only wish to judge the wine itself.
Facts about Wineries
There are many top-rated wineries in America, and the states with the most economic impact include California (holding the number one spot), with New York and Texas in second and third. The wine business is burgeoning with income coming from not only the wines that they have made but from tourism as well with almost 30 million visits to wineries annually throughout the United States. Wineries have become involved in practice programs which have helped the industry enforce environmentally friendly practices for their wine creation that allows a real connection with the wine community.
However, for the best Wine Tasting experience, a visit to Bell Springs Winery located in Dripping Springs, TX is in order. We host live music by our local musicians every weekend for your entertainment. We are also available to hold events and have food trucks on site for you to enjoy along with your wine! To find out more information contact us at 512-643-7398 or contact us through our website at www.BellSpringsWinery.com.