BEING A WHITE WINE DRINKER IS O.K!

BEING A WHITE WINE DRINKER IS O.K!

When it comes to wine, everyone has their taste - even for occasional wine drinkers. Many wine lovers are afraid to admit that they prefer white over red wine. It could be because red wine drinkers are somewhat perceived as more sophisticated, or perhaps all your friends seem to prefer a bottle of red, and you don’t want to be an outcast.

However, you should know that everyone has a preference, and it is completely fine to like something that is not as popular among the majority! Just as there are people who prefer reds, there are also many who love white wine just as much as you do. The point is: you are not alone. Here are a few things that most white wine lovers are often being accused of:

1. Having Poor Taste

One of the most common arguments that red wine enthusiasts love to make is that white wine is cheap, and so white wine drinkers must have cheap taste. This notion could not be further from the truth! While many white wines are not as expensive as red wines, it does not necessarily mean that all white wines are of low quality. I

The development of wine technology has made the winemaking process of white wines much more cost effective than that of red wines. With high-end tools, such as specialised pneumatic white wine presses and temperature-regulated stainless steel tanks, white wine grapes can be processed faster and more efficiently than ever!

Moreover, most white wines do not need extra time in the cellar for aging, and some of them (aromatic styles more so) do not require oak aging. The bottom line is that white wines take much less time to make than red wines.

2. Not Being Serious About Wine

Most red wine drinkers think that white wine lovers are not as serious about wine as they are. However, loving a light-bodied wine does not mean that you are unthoughtful! The fact is that everyone needs to loosen up. Not everything has to be all intense and serious all the time. Besides, people need to appreciate how great Riesling, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc are!

3. Liking Low-Quality Wines

Not all white wines can age as red wines do; it does not mean that they are of low quality. The truth is: age-ability is not the only determining factor for wine quality. There are several varieties of red wines that only reach their peak after over a decade of aging. If you have found yourself in an argument with a red wine lover over age-ability of wine, here is a list of white wines that age even longer than most red wines:

- Rioja Blanco: a lovely white from Spain that lives up to 20 years
- Vintage Champagne: able to last over 50 years
- Pedro Ximénez (PX): sweet wine that tastes even better after around 30 years
- Boal Madeira: can last over 100 years!
Some other classics white wines that can age very well also;
- Chardonnay, 5 to ten years
- Riesling, 5 to 20 years

NB. Keep in mind ideal cellaring conditions apply to all these white and red wines to ensure the age correctly

The Bottom Line
Regardless of what others think or say to you about your wine preference, do not let it get in the way of your love and great taste of wine!

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