There are over 10,000 grape varieties of wine grapes in the world, some of which are better for winemaking than others. Us humans have been making and drinking wine for thousands of years, but we managed to sort out only the varieties that consistently produce the best wines that indulge our senses. There no more than few grape varieties that historical were placed on the podium and are the backbone of winemaking.

When you talk about red wine, it will probably come into your mind, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah/Shiraz, Zinfandel and as for the white wine Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Muscat, Albariño, Pinot Grigio.  

So many wine grapes have been created but will never see the light of a wine bottle but actually they are used in other ways, as vinegar, alcohol such as Cognac or Vodka, but that’s a subject for another article.

How many grape varieties do you know? Leave a comment below

''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''