When it comes to wines, all we hear about is red wine this, red wine that. Red wine is right for your health, and so on. It’s all about red wine. Whenever you read something about wine, almost everything that shows up is red.

We’re here to set things straight: White wine is just as great as red wine. Red wine might have more tannins in them, but that doesn’t justify why white wine isn’t just as good. In fact, white wine has tannins too. Most scientists and nutritionists agree that red wine has a lot of antioxidants. However, white wine has just as many antioxidants; it may even have more!

Just take a look at white wine. Doesn’t white wine look better? Have you heard of someone saying, “All things that sparkle are great?” Think of diamonds. Diamonds. Everyone loves diamonds. Think about white wine. It sparkles just as well. Maybe that’s it, white wine is a diamond, only in liquid form. If you’re still not convinced, here are some more reasons to drink white wine:

Versatility

Fact: Red wine isn’t as versatile as white wine. Try drinking red wine on a hot summer day and you’ll really bad. It’s a general rule not to drink red wine at colder temperatures because it can make the tannins more bitter. With white wine, you can drink it safely out of the fridge, and it’s just there, sparkling its brilliance towards you.

Speaking of tannins, tannin is the substance that makes red wine so enjoyable. It’s also the reason why red wine is, well red. White wine has tannins too, but only in small amounts. Due to the color of red wine, it can easily stain a lot of things. More embarrassingly, it can stain your teeth!

And since we’re going to talk about antioxidants, red wine has tons of melatonin in it. Sound good? Actually, no. Melatonin is responsible for making you feel sleepy after a few glasses of red wine. Where’s the fun in that? White wine doesn’t have a high amount of melatonin, so basically you can enjoy more of it.

Help lose weight

Remember that red wine has antioxidants? White wine has them too, and the antioxidants in white wine lean more toward weight loss. Epicatechin, quercetin, and resveratrol are antioxidants that help you shed a few extra pounds off the scale.

These antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, and most notably, White wine. They help speed up metabolism, making your body burn fat and calories at a much faster rate. Don’t overdo it though, the recommended amount of drinking wine should only be between a glass or two every day. If you go for more, you’d be gaining calories rather than losing them.

All wine names are fancy

White wines’ names are just fancier. Chardonnay isn’t only one of the better fine wines; there’s a lot more. Here’s a list of white wines that may get your fancy shoes on:

  • Chenin Blanc
  • Riesling
  • Muscadet
  • Assyrtiko
  • Furmint
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Viognier
  • Soave
  • Albariño

More Value

Let’s face it; a lot of people enjoy red wine. However, let them be. That actually benefits a lot of people who enjoy white wine as red wine is much expensive. It’s not only the demand that’s making red wine prices soaring, but it’s also the process of making these wines that makes them expensive.

For one, white wine doesn’t use as much oakwood than red wine. Oakwood is responsible for adding aromas to the wine. If you already didn’t know, those heavy-looking, sluggish oak barrels are crucial components to making red wine. White wine barrels are often left to ferment in used barrels where the scent of oak isn’t as strong.

With red wine, every batch needs to sit in a brand new oak barrel which can cost up to $2000. The process is also much faster, which equates to more savings for white wine drinkers. White wine also ages well in ordinary steel or concrete containers.

The whole process lasts less than six months. Red wine, on the other hand, needs six months or 2 years to age. And it doesn’t stop there. After placing them in bottles, connoisseurs put them away for another six months or more before putting them up for sale. This lengthy process makes storing red wine more expensive than white wine.

Little to no Hangover

It’s true, drinking white wine can have less of an effect when it comes to hangovers. The reason for hangovers after having a drink is because of the congeners. Congeners are by-products of fermentation. These include methanol, esters, aldehydes, etc.

Tannins are also considered by many as congeners. And as you already know, red wine has a lot of tannins, which means that red wine drinkers often get more hangovers than the white wine drinkers.

Takeaway

When it comes to wines, red wine always takes the spotlight. The statistics may lean towards the reds, but white wine is just as good. For one, it’s not that heavy and doesn’t give you a throbbing headache the next morning.

White wine is more affordable and more enjoyable to drink. Whatever your preference, white wine is good and can quickly turn a gloomy day into a bright one. And white wine sparkles too.

Author Bio

Scarlett Wells is a freelance writer and wine enthusiast. She is an active critique examining all levels of wine types so she can produce reviews and articles that will help guide every consumer in selecting the right kind of wine to drink. Aside from that, she wrote a lot of blogs maximizing the real usage of wines. In her free time, she reads a lot about food and beverage pairing in order to help her become an effective mentor inspiring everyone to maintain a fit and fab lifestyle.