The word wine comes from old English, that is a win, which means “victorious”. In ancient times, the drink is used as a drink for the king’s honor. Until now the wine is often used to celebrate a momentum or success, or the new year.
The origin of wine is thought to originate from Europe and popular all over the world due to exploration. This drink is also often referred to as beverage Missionary because wine is also used in the celebration of the eucharist embraces Catholicism.
Largest wine producer in the world is France, followed by Italy, Spain and the United States. China is also one of the top ten wine producing countries of the world.
There are many types of wine. However, the most popular are the red wine (red wine) and white wine (white wine). Red wine made from red grapes are fermented with the skin. Red wine is usually served with red meat or spaghetti. Meanwhile, white wine can be made from any color grapes because the skins are separated wine during the fermentation process.
White wines are usually sweeter taste and served with white meats, seafood, and poultry. Rose wine is also one of the famous types of wine. The color is pink like a rose.
Sparkling wine, like champagne, is a type of wine that contains carbon dioxide. To produce this sparkling wine, grapes must be fermented twice. This drink is most often served during a formal dinner party or wedding. Sparkling wine can be red wine, white wine or rose wine.
Some traditional wines in Europe, including sparkling wines such as sekt or schaumwein (Germany), cava (Spanish), spumante or prosecco (Italy). Additionally, also known as a fortified wine with sugar for a sweeter, one of brandy.
In addition, there are table wines that are categorized as mild wine. In Europe, table wine alcohol limit from 8.5 to 14 percent. Dessert wine is one wine that is also quite popular in Asia because it tastes sweet. Wine is classified as dessert wine port wine, sweet sherry, tokaji (Tokay), sauternes, and muscatel. Aperitif wines are also quite popular and are usually consumed before eating meat to strengthen the flavor.