Common Types of Wine (the top varieties)

Types of Wine Grapes

Wine is made with grapes, but not typical table grapes you’ll find at the grocery. Wine grapes (latin name: Vitis vinifera) have thick skins, are small, sweet, and contain seeds.

There are many different kinds of wine grapes–over a thousand,– but here some common choices you’ll find in the grocery store.

Common Types of Wine

The 8 wines included in this article represent 6 of the 9 styles of wine.

Trying all 8 wines will give you a good example of the potential range of flavors found in all wine.

Each wine listed below also includes alternative varieties that taste similar. So, if you prefer a particular wine, you might also like its alternatives.

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