WINE STYLE– A Broad Term Used to Classify a Specific Wine, a Specific Category of Wine, or the Specific Procedure Taken to Produce a Finished Wine.
- Grape Color– Wine Color, Red/ White, Should be the First “Style Classification”.
- Grape Varietal– Grape Varietal Should be the Second “Style Classification” to Consider When Assessing Style.
- Range In Style- Wine Regions and Winemaking Can Lead to Different Styles of Grape and Wine. A Syrah Grown and Produced In Australia Will Be and Should Be Big, Rich and Highly Extracted. A Syrah Grown and Produced In the Santa Rita Hills AVA On the Central Coast Should Be Lighter and Elegant. On the Other Hand No Matter Where a Pinot Noir is Grown and Produced Should Be Light and Elegant.
- GRAPES THAT GENERALLY CAN RANGE IN STYLE
- Chardonnay, Garnacha, Syrah, Zinfandel
- GRAPES THAT GENERALLY SHOULDN’T RANGE IN STYLE
- Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc
Ease Into Wine Styles- Don’t Drink or Introduce New Wine Drinkers to Extreme Version of Wine Styles. Having Someone Try a Pet-Nat Before Even Experience a Lees Champagne May Scare Them Their Entire Wien Drinking Life.
- WINE STYLES THAT GENERALLY SHOULD BE EASED INTO
- Port, Natural Wines, Pet-Nats, Orange Wine, Sherry
“Great Wines Have a Cultural or Historic Reason For Their Origen or Wine Style. There’s a Reason Why Champagne Has Bubbles and Why Port is Fortified.”
WINE PROCESS– A Specific Event “The Vintner” Puts the Grape Vine/ Must/ Wine Through In Order to Achieve a Desired Outcome or Wine Style.
- Genetic Driven Styles– Wine Style Derived From a Genetic Predisposition.
- Viticulture Driven Styles– Wine Style Derived From a Grape Growing Process.
- Viniculture Driven Styles– Wine Style Derived From a Wine Making Process.
- PHILOSOPHY? “Is a Wine Style and a Wine Category the Same Thing?”
- “These Would Be the Easiest Way to Generally Classify Different Wines.”
- SUB-CHAPTERS OF WINE STYLES
- Table Wine
- Natural Wine
- Botrytis Wine
- Dehydrated Wine
- Sweet Wine
- Rose Wine
- Orange Wine
- Blending Wine
- Sparkling Wine
- Aromatized Wine
- Oxidative Wine
- Distilled Wine
- Fortified Wine
- Aging Wine
- **Refer to Proceeding Sub-Chapters For Information On These
**Refer to “BIBLIOGRAPHY/ SOURCES” For Details On Scholarly Works Referenced