There is something special about wine. Whether you end the working day with a glass of Chianti while you cook or sipping on crispy Chardonnay at your favorite restaurant, just opening the bottle gives a feeling of celebration. To determine which types of wines are most popular - from Merlot to Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc to Zinfandel - we decided to find out which wines across the country are frequently looking for. See how your favorite wine compares.
When it comes to the most sought-after type of wine in every state, Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the map. The full-bodied red pairs well with umami flavors such as mushrooms and beef. Merlot was a top choice in nine states, and a few unexpected wines made appearances: North Dakotans and Mississippians searched the most Muscat (a dessert wine), Oregonians for Pinot Noir, West Virginians for It's okay (a Spanish sparkling wine), and Mainers for Harbor (a fortified sweet red wine from Portugal).
Merlot, smooth and slightly more fruity than Cab, is in second place in much of the country. Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir dominate a handful of states. Missourians were looking for Moscato - the Italian name for Muscat.
Pinot Noir is the third most sought after wine across the country, but a few surprises arise: Residents of Wyoming seek Cabernet Franc, Washingtonians seek Shiraz, and Oregonians seek port. Chardonnay dominates the fourth place.
The three most sought-after wines in the United States are red. Cabernet Sauvignon is No. 1 by a fairly wide margin, while Merlot comes in second and Pinot Noir in third. Next is Chardonnay, and the sweet Moscato / Muscat dessert wine takes fifth and sixth places.
While the top few choices might not surprise wine lovers, some of the results are interesting. Port (generally considered an acquired taste) is the seventh most sought after wine, and sweet dessert wines are very popular. It's not just red and white either: rosé wine takes 16th place. And some search terms, such as "Zinfandel", may refer to red or White wine.
POUR A GLASS
You don't have to know everything about wine to enjoy an occasional drink. Ask for recommendations, attend a wine tasting, or venture out on a wine tour with friends, and soon you'll find out exactly what you love. Although no one has ever claimed that alcohol is 100% healthy, new studies often emerge regarding the health benefits of wine: for example, Red wine It has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and mortality, among other benefits. New studies show White wine can be just as good. It's something to raise your glass - well done!
By analyzing 23 wine terms on Google Search Trends from 2004 to 2015, we determined the most searched wine types in each state and the United States as a whole.
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We would recommend either Wineworks Premium or Wineworks Superior as your first 30 Bottle Kit Wine. Both of these ranges are designed to produce a good quality wine that is ready to drink within 2-4 weeks but will benefit if left up to 6-8 weeks. Furthermore, they also have a great selection of wines to choose from.
If you’ve never made wine before or you simply don’t have any of the equipment or ingredients any longer then you could purchase one of our bundles. These bundles combine all the required equipment along with your prefered wine coffret so that you can have everything delivered to your door and just get started. The Wineworks Superior Starter Bundles are a great choice if you want to keep the equipment budget down but still choose the quality of wine you’d like to go for. Whereas, the Wineworks Luxury Starter Bundles offer a better quality equipment pack and still let you choose from a great choice of wine kits.
The two most important critères of making wine are Cleanliness and Temperature. Firstly remember everything that comes into contact with the wine should be cleaned and sterilised ( see below ). Secondly maintain a constant temperature between 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ). It is much better to be on the cool side and constant than hot one minute and cold the next. Airing cupboards are definitely no, no’s. ( See below )
Clean and sterilise all equipment. Here’s a selection of Sterilisers you can use and if you not quite sure which steriliser to go for then you can take a look at our Beginners Wine Making Part 1 - Cleaning, Sterlising
Wineworks Superior wines : These usually take 10-15 days to ferment, and a further week to clear. Again the wine can be drunk immediately but we recommend ageing it 4 weeks but you can leave it up to 12 months. The time you will leave it will depend very much on your stocks. So get plenty built up. The reds benefit more than the whites with ageing. Certain packs ( see the list below ) are suited more to the experienced wine maker and take around 4 weeks to ferment and then left for a further 2 weeks. These products does really benefit from ageing. All the kits we list in this section require little ageing.
As it’s new to you it will probably take in all 2 hours for your first batch. However, once you are used to it 1 hour is about the maximum amount of time needed. We would also point out bar the bottling side; it takes just as long to make 6 bottles as it does to make 30 bottles, so we strongly recommend you make the larger quantity. After all 6 bottles doesn’t go very far as we said before !
From our experience it is much better to maintain a constant temperature than a fluctuating one. We suggest 21-26°C ( 69-79°F ), although if it is cooler than this, it is not a problem, it just takes slightly longer to ferment. If you can’t maintain this then we supply three different forms of heating equipment : Brew Belt / Heat BeltThis is a simple insulated electric cable that wraps round your conteneur and provides a gentle heat. It is very souple and extremely easy to use. Heat Tray ( 4 demi/5 Gallon Fermenter ) This is like a flat tray that provides a gentle continuous heat that goes under the fermenter. Immersion HeaterThis drops into the conteneur, through the bung and can be thermostatically controlled to maintain the exact temperature. Similar to a fish tank heater. All these can be added to our starter pack packages. See our video showing the types of heating equipment available for your fermentation.
It is important to clean
If you’ve made it this far, hopefully understanding a bit of what we’ve said, then you’ll want to know how much it will cost to get started ! As you may have noticed, we’ve put together a couple of equipment packs which include everything you need, and take the confusion out of buying. You can make your first 30 bottles of Wine for approximately £65. 00. That’s all in ( Equipment