White Wines for Red Wine Drinkers

viognier grapes

As the weather is warming up across the country and everyone is gearing up for summer, sometimes nothing can be more satisfying than a cold glass of white wine. However, some people heavily prefer or only drink red wines. Not only are whites more refreshing when it’s hot outside, but they also tend to pair more easily with different foods. Even for the typical red wine drinker, there’s no denying the appeal of white wine. Therefore, here are some types of white wine that might help ease the red wine drinkers into the world of white wine.

1. Fuller bodied whites

Red wines tend to have less acidity than white wines mainly due to the differences in the winemaking processes; specifically due to malolactic fermentation and the aging process. Wines such as Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne may appeal more to red wine drinkers because they tend to be fuller bodied and have less acidity than most other white wines. Also, although these white wines are aromatic, Viognier is often used to blend into red wines to add complexity.