Exploring wine styles
We've developed this system of styles to help make it easier to find a wine you like. Every wine has its own unique personality, of course. But wines of the same style will share some key characteristics, and pair well with the same types of food.
White wines can be refreshing and quenching or rich and complex – or anywhere in between. Click on the image to watch a short video introducing our four white wine styles.Watch Video
These whites are known for their quenching character and crisp acidity. Fresh, light and invigorating, their flavours will remind you of green herbs, citrus and green apple. They’re social sippers and great with many different dishes.
There's so much variety in the world of red wine that you can always find something new to discover! Click on the image to watch a short video introducing our four red wine styles.Watch Video
If you’re new to red wine, this is a great place to start. These easy-drinking wines are fresh and fruity, with bright berry flavours. They’re great anytime sippers.
Let yourself fall in love with a rosé! They're refreshing and flavourful, and will surprise you with their versatility – on their own at a casual get-together or paired with a variety of your favourite dishes and snacks. Click on the image to watch a short video introducing our three rosé wine styles.Watch Video
These popular rosés are a great choice for those who are new to wine. They’re balanced with light to medium sweetness and are a perfect crowd-pleasing choice for entertaining. Their sweetness will tame spicy food.
Some of your favourite varietals… but sweet. These wines are naturally sweet thanks to very ripe fruit. Typically served with dessert, they range from lightly sweet to luscious and everything in between. Click on the image to watch a short video introducing our three dessert wine styles.Watch Video
Intenseley aromatic and flavours, these wines are mildly sweet and balanced by a pleasant, crisp acidity. Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you’ll love them. These are a light, value alternative to Icewine and Sauternes.
Talk about rich and dramatic! These intense, full-bodied wines are produced in most warm-climate countries. They’re blended with grape alcohol and range in style from from dry to sweet. Click on the image to watch a short video introducing our three fortified wine styles.Watch Video
These have all the mouth-filling flavours of sweeter fortified wines with a crisp, fresh character and a dry finish. Serve them well chilled for lovely slow-sippers and a delicious match for many foods.
The wines you love… with bubbles! Sparkling wines can be white, rosé and even red. They come in a range of styles from dry to sweet, with drier styles pairing beautifully with food, especially appetizers. Why wait for a celebration? Click on the image to watch a short video introducing our three sparkling wine styles.Watch Video
Few wines can match these fizzy beauties when it comes to crowd-pleasing refreshment. With their palate-cleansing acidity, they’re great with before or after light foods.