The Differences Between Red and White Wine

July 3, 2018

Besides just taste and color, white and red wines have some fundamental differences. It’s important to compare and contrast red and white wines before you embark on a wine tasting of your own with Central PA Winery & Brewery Tours. Here are some tips and information explaining the differences.

To begin, red wines are made with black grapes compared to white wines using white grapes. Popular red wines include Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. White wine lovers often favor Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. In addition to using different grapes, the two wine types use different parts of the grape too. Red wines gain their remarkable color from the juice fermenting with the skins and seeds of the grapes. White wine does not have this quality because the skins and seeds of white grapes are pressed off before being fermented.

If you’re wondering if one type of wine is healthier than the other, there is a superior answer: red wine. Because the beneficial compounds linked to health are found in the skins and seeds pf the grape, red wines are arguably better for you.

Want to decide your wine preferences for yourself? Central PA Winery & Brewery Tours is the perfect opportunity to do so! We provide an array of custom tours throughout Central Pennsylvania where you can taste both red and white wines and see if health benefits outweigh the delicious qualities of red vs. white wine. For more information and pricing, visit our website here.

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