Now many wines can fall into many categories, though white wines tend to be more narrowly definable than reds, for various reasons. The world of light crisp whites is actually quite broad and the truth is that many grape varieties can produce wines so different, based on technique or origin, that they will fall in multiple categories. Other wines will pretty much fall into only one.
There is no advantage of one over the other. Many wines, even popular ones, are made in small areas that share common traits, while other grapes are planted the world over and respond differently to their respective regions, not to mention that they may simply be designed to appeal to different tastes. So stay true to your palate and let’s start finding the wines you enjoy!
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