Learn About Wine Etiquette, Types of Wines and Popular Vineyards

Do we actually need to follow wine etiquette? The answer is yes, and this is because wine is mostly served on a lot of formal and informal occasions as a drink to raise a toast on various celebrations.

Wine Etiquette Tips

  1. The wine list is always shown to the host of the event by the sommelier.
  2. The wine is always selected by the host, and the host can ask for any recommendations from the sommelier.
  3. Different kinds of wine can be ordered for different courses.
  4. Always serve the right wine in the right kind of glass. White wine is serves in compact glasses to maintain its coldness, while the red wine is served in glasses with a broad base.
  5. Light red wine is always preferred for dinner, as a single wine choice that is being served.
  6. Sniffing is always not important but tasting the wine before it is served is a good and important practice that needs to be followed.
  7. During formal meals always make it a practice to move from light to rich wine.
  8. Always hold your wine glass the right way. Hands tend to release heat, and by cupping the wine glass with both your hands you might warm up your wine. White wine glasses are always held at the top of the stem, while a red wine glass is broader and is held as if you are holding a tennis ball by letting the stem fall between your fingers.

Kinds of Wine

Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote “Wine is bottled poetry”. It is actually true, as wine can be found in different colors ranging from deep violets to sparkling whites, or as different kinds of bouquet like spicy, woodsy, fruity, or earthy. There are different styles and composition of a wine like poetry, as wine differs in style and composition based on factors like climate, soil, water, process of extraction, and obviously aging and bottling.

Types of Wine


Wines are mostly classified into two categories: Red Wine and White Wine. This categorization is done on the basis of the grapes that are used to produce these wines.


Wines are also classified according to their shades: Red, White or Colorless, Rose, or Sparkling Wine.


According to the taste the wines are classified as: Dry wines, Sweet Wines, or Medium Wines.

World famous Wine Producing Regions and the Best wine they Produce

Bordeaux is the biggest wine producing area of France. It is popular because of its red wine. Bordeaux Red is the most popular wine produced in the region along with several other varieties of wine.  The region uses various grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec for wine production.

Bourdeaux Wine Region


Napa Valley in California is a well- known destination for wine lovers. The popular wines produced in the region are Napa Valley Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. The varieties of grapes used for producing these wines are Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Zinfandel.

Vineyards of Napa Valley


Mosel Valley in Germany has sloping vineyards that make the cultivation process difficult. The region produces some of the greatest white wines of the world. Riesling and Kerner are the most popular grapes that are grown in the region

Mosel valley Wine Region


Catalonia: The birthplace of Cava sparkling wine is the city of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. The region is known for its dry white wines and powerful reds. The grapes used for producing wines in the region are Macabeo, Parellada, Xarel lo and the red wine grapes of Garnacha, Monastrell and Tempranillo.

Catalonia Wine Region


There are various other popular wine producing regions all across the world. Nashik, Pune, Bangalore, Hampi Hills, Bijapur and Northern Karnataka are the major wine producing regions of India. Fratelli Sangiovese, Sula and other varieties of wine are produced in India. Tuscany in Italy is also known as one of the popular regions for wine production. 

The grapes for the wine are produced in beautiful and picturesque vineyards. Wine serving in any kind of event represents a whole set of traditions that are followed by different people in different countries in various ways all across the world. Wine is definitely a poetry as it symbolizes a whole set of traditions that are tied together by love, romance, and togetherness

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