Difference in Taste between Red and White Wine

According to individual choices, the wine drinkers select between red and white wine. However, along with taste, they both have a difference in the Healthy benefits of red and white wines too. Both the wines are made up of grapes and grapes only produce clear juice. The color of the same doesn’t depend on the juice but on the color of the skin of the grapes.

How the Color of Red and White Wine Comes

We may think that the color of the wine depends on the type of grapes; however, it is partially incorrect as white wine can also be made from dark and red grapes. The color of the grapes depends on the skin of the same and all kind of grapes produces clear juice only.  The type of grapes used in the manufacturing of red and white wine is different.

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Difference between Red and White Wine Production

The skin of the grapes is removed at the time of manufacturing white wines before fermentation. Thus only the clear juice of the grapes is used in its production resulting in white color. It is not mandatory to use only the white or green grapes to produce white wines and different white wines like Champagne even needs red grapes for the production.

However, in the process of producing red wine, the grapes are used along with the skin as it ferments. This process of producing red wine is known as maceration and thus you get the red color and that flavor and aroma.

Other Difference between Red and White Wine

Along with the color, taste and aroma, there are few other differences between the two types of wine also, like the pairing of food. The white wine is preferably taken with lighter foods like vegetables or fishes, whereas, the red wine needs heavier courses of food like meat, pork, beef and others. The other differences are as below: –


  Red Wine White Wine
Ingredients Red or dark grapes Light colored whole grapes or just the juice from the dark grapes.
Flavor They have got a rich flavor and have more aroma fragrance It has got light and fruity flavor and aroma
Benefits It contains a wide range of antioxidants which helps to prevent heart diseases and even different kind of cancers It contains less reservatrol which is a powerful antioxidant and reduces the level of bad cholesterol and blood clots.
Calories 74 calories in 3 to 5 ounce glass of red wine 70 calories in 3 to 5 ounce glass of red wine
Airing It needs a bit of breather before drinking. So, after opening the seal it needs to sit. After opening the white wine, it needs to remain chilled and it will remain fresh and drinkable for around 7 days
Storage Needs to be stored at room temperature and can be kept for 4 to 5 days It needs to be kept in freezing temperature and will remain for a week
Types Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Chianti, Beaujolais etc Semillon, Pinot Gris, Champagne, Moselle, Riesling etc