Wine is simple. Open, pour, enjoy. Wine is complicated. Bottle, age, pair. This wine description terms chart simplifies at least one aspect of wine… taste! There is a cornucopia of grapes and blends out there, so it does pay to brush up on the flavour profiles that dwell in your glass, and maybe get the courage to try something new!
I was impressed with this visual from winefolly because they not only give you the names of the varietals, they also classify them into a general sense of the flavours you can expect. Want a dry white that’s light and grassy? Try a Sancerre. Want a fruity and spicy red? Grenache!