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What Are The Five Most Popular Wines To Gift?

Norah Clark
What Are The Five Most Popular Wines To Gift?

Do you want to know what the top bottle of wine around the world is? We've put together a list of the most loved wines around the world and chosen five wines to feature.

If you're thinking about buying a wine hamper gift, then look no further. We stock a wide variety of wine gift sets for any occasion and event, from champagne, red wine, white wine, sparkling rosé, to prosecco in our gift baskets.

Overview of Wine

  • The five most popular wines are red wine, white wine, rosé wine, sparkling wine, and sweet wine.
  • Red wine is rich, full-bodied, and high tannins, making it a popular choice for pairing with red meat.
  • White wine is known for its crisp and refreshing flavors, and is usually paired with seafood and poultry.
  • Rosé wine with its light and fruity flavors make it a popular choice for summer and pairing with salads and light dishes.
  • Sparkling wine, known for its bubbles is a popular choice for celebrations and special occasions.
  • Sweet wine can be too sweet for some and is usually used in desserts.

But, let's take a look at the most popular wines the world offers and you may see one that takes your fancy.

5. Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is among the most well-known wines around the globe. In the 17th century, in the southwestern part of France, there was an accident involving wines from two wineries -- a red Cabernet Franc wine grape and white Blanc wine grape.

That gave birth to one of the most loved wines among American wine drinkers: Cabernet Sauvignon. The rich flavor and the high tannin content of this wine make it a preferred accompaniment to grilled meat with peppery sauces.

4. Merlot

Merlot stands for "the little blackbird". Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot complement each other well. They're the two principal wines in the blend of the Bordeaux. A Merlot can be smooth or rich and oaky. 

3. Airen

Airen is the very first white grapevine we've included. Airen is often blended with other grapes such as Viura, Verdejo or Sauvignon Blanc to create an equilibrate wine. Because of its excessive sugar levels and high yields it is believed that 30 percent of the production goes towards the creation of the local Brandy.

2. Chardonnay

Chardonnay is one of the more loved white wines in the world and in recent times it's also been the most controversial. Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used for the production of white wine. The variety was first discovered in the Burgundy wine region of France. However, it's now planted wherever wine is produced from England to New Zealand.

Visit any wine region worldwide, and you'll be able to find at least one vineyard that produces Chardonnay. It's the type of wine that tastes good either aged for years or consumed in a short time.

1. Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the world's most loved red wine with a light body. It's known for it's red-fruit, floral and spice scents that are amplified by the long, smooth, and long-lasting finish.

While Pinot Noir earns is famous for the traditional red wine, the variety also serves as an essential ingredient for the making of white sparkling wines. 

Pinot Noir ranks at the top spot in our top five most-loved wines around the world. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between red and white wine?

The main difference between red and white wine is the color, red wine is made from red grapes while white wine is made from white grapes. Red wine is known for its rich flavors and high tannins, while white wine is known for its crisp and refreshing flavors.

What is the difference between sparkling wine and Champagne?

The main difference between sparkling wine and Champagne is where it comes from. Champagne is a type of sparkling wine that comes from the Champagne region in France. All Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne.

Can red wine be paired with fish?

While it is not the traditional pairing, some types of red wine such as Pinot Noir, have light body and acidity that can pair well with fish.

Is it best to drink red wine at room temperature?

Red wine is traditionally served at room temperature, around 60-65°F (15-18°C). Serving red wine at this temperature allows the flavors and aromas to fully develop.

How long can wine be stored before it goes bad?

The storage time will vary depending on the type of wine. Generally, it's recommended to consume white wine within 3-5 years, red wine within 5-7 years, and sweet wine and sparkling wine within 3-5 years.

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Norah Clark

Norah Clark, Editor of Boyd Hampers! Norah is a food writer with over a decade of experience in hospitality as a pastry chef, sous chef, and barista; former chef at the Savoy Hotel, Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons and Plaza Hotel.

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