Do I drink red wine or do I drink white?

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That is the question. The majority of people have a personal preference on which they most prefer. However there are definitely a few factors that may influence your decision. Here are some of the top reasons to help you decide:

When to Drink White Wine

White wine is often recommended as an accompaniment to lighter dishes. Think light in taste and in the colour spectrum. For example white fish, chicken breast, light cream or citrus sauces, or with small plates (tapas).

Spring or Summer. White wine is chilled and can be a refreshing and light taste on a hot day or warm evening.

When to Drink Red Wine

Red wine has a much stronger, heavier flavour than most whites and compliments darker meats and sauces. For example varieties of red go with steak, pork, and lamb as well as hearty tomato based pasta dishes and rich soups and stews.

In the autumn and winter a room temperature red wine can be warming and comforting compared to the colder white wine counterparts.

Red wine is also rich with antioxidants.“Resveratrol is a key ingredient in red wine that helps prevent damage to blood vessels, reduces “bad” cholesterol and prevents blood clots.

At the end of the day, there are no rules! It’s your glass, you decide. There are endless varieties within red and whites and personal preference is the most important.