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Wine Varietal Descriptions

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There's more to know about wine than just red or white. Learn about the different types of wines with our educational guide to wine varietals. For more definitions, check out our Wine Glossary.

Definitions for Different Types of Wine:

Red Varietals

Barbera

Cabernet Franc

Cabernet Sauvignon

Carmenère

Catawba


Chambourcin

Charbono

Concord

Grenache

Lagrein

Malbec

Merlot

Muscadine

Nebbiolo

Norton

Petit Verdot

Petite Sirah

Pinotage

Pinot Noir

Primitivo

Sagrantino

Sangiovese

Syrah

Zinfandel

White Varietals

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