If you sit down and ask anyone what types of wine there are, most people will say red and white. If you find someone who's especially knowledgeable about wine, they may also say Pinot Grigio and Zinfandel. Yet what a lot of people don't realize is that there's actually a huge number of different wines out there.
How many different kinds of wine are there? Almost too many to count. This is because wine is often named based on what kind of grape is used. There was a time in which wine was named after the vineyard from which the grapes came, because there could be that much variation in the flavor of the grapes.
These days, there tend to be a few standard types of grapes. In addition, the fact that it's much easier to ship things world wide make it much easier to find standard styles of wine, though there is a small difference between the different wine companies.
Red and wine are the incredibly wide groups into which wines are grouped, because most wines are colored either red or a clear color. However, you can also group wines by how dry they are or how fruity they are. You can also group wines by what country they tend to come from. Essentially, there are a huge number of different ways that you can group wines.
So how can you possibly learn all the different types of wine? That's a little more difficult. One of the easiest ways is to head down to your local liquor store and see if they're hosting any wine tasting classes. By taking a wine tasting class, you can learn a great deal about the various kinds of wine available, and you can taste the different ones and see what they taste like. You can also simply hit the internet, read about the different kinds, and figure it out from there.
If you've ever sat back and thought that you didn't enjoy wine, it may be because you didn't have a type of wine you enjoy. If you're not a wine person, it may not have occurred to you that there were more types of wine than red and white. But there are many, many different kinds of wine. If you're wondering if you might like any of the other ones, hit up your local liquor store and see what you can find!