August 19, 2008

Wine 101 - Appearance: White Wine

The color of white wines will generally range from almost colorless to straw, yellow, gold, or even amber or brown. But what does the rainbow of colors mean for each of these styles?
  • Colorless Wines --  have seen no wood treatment and are expected to be fresh and light. 
  • Greenish Wines -- indicate the wine is young or from a cooler climate
  • Golden Wines -- indicates the wine is from a hot climate, has a high extraction and/or is older. Try: 
  • Amber Wines -- imply a later harvest or have considerable age. Most dessert wines will appear to have an amber or brown hue.