Taking a Wine Tour

Taking a wine tour is a great way to unwind and have fun. However, there are often so many different wines available that it is impossible to sample them all. Here are three types of wine that you should make sure you try while on your wine tour.

Mulled Wine

Mulled-Wine-41This type of drink is made with red wine such as Claret or Port as well as a range of different mulling spices and often has a low alcohol content. A low alcohol wine is perfect for those who are looking for a wine with the perfect degree of sweetness and flavor. Although mulled wine is typically served at Christmas and other seasonal holidays such as Halloween, it can be enjoyed at any time of the year and is particularly tasty when savored at the end of a meal.

Vinho Verde

This special type of Portuguese wine is named after the fact that it is usually enjoyed when it is rather young. Vinho verde can come in red, white and rose varieties and is distinguished by its crisp taste and slightly sparkling nature. This is a great wine to enjoy with a main meal, especially with light courses such as fish, soup and salad.

Sauvignon Blanc

This famously full bodied wine originally hailed from the Bordeaux region of France, although these days the grapes that make this wine are grown in a large number of other countries including Canada, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. Sauvignon Blanc is known for its crisp, fresh and elegant characteristics and is often served as a dessert wine, although it can also be drank with a main course. As the name suggests, this wine is white and is usually slightly dry.

Of course, these are just a few of the different kinds of wine that can be enjoyed on your wine tour. Wine tours are particularly popular in countries such as France and Spain, which are famous for their wine growing traditions.