THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS COURTESY OF THE
AMERICAN RENTAL ASSOCIATION

Generics: Named for district in which originally produced
Varietals: Named for principal variety of grape
Red Wines To accompany roasts steaks, chops, game, Mexican food, pastas, casseroles, cheese dished, barbecues.
Generics
(Dry, pleasantly tart, with medium to full body)

  • Burgundy
  • Chianti
  • Claret
  • Mountain Red

Varietals
(Rich, with medium to full body)

  • Cabernet
  • Gamay
  • Gamay Beaujolais
  • Grignolino
  • Pinot St. George
  • Ruby Cabernet
  • Zinfandel

(Dry, fruity, aromatic, with light to medium body)

  • Barbera
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Charbono
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Pinot Noir

Rose Wines To accompany ham, pork, veal, lamb, poultry, fish, salads, picnics
Generics
(Light, medium dry, fruity)

  • Vin Rose
  • Rose

Varietals
(Light, fruity, dry, slightly sweet)

  • Cabernet Rose
  • Grenache Rose
  • Grignolino Rose
  • Zinfandel Rose

White Wines (To accompany seafood, poultry, veal, ham, cheese, or creamed dishes, soufflés, eggs)
Generics (Rich, dry, fruity)

  • Rhine
  • White Chianti
  • Light, medium, dry Dry Sauterne
  • Mountain White

Varietals (Light, dry, hint of sweetness)

  • Emerald Riesling
  • Johannesburg Riesling
  • Sylvaner
  • Traminer

(Rich, dry, with fuller flavor)

  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Dry Semillon
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Sauvignon

Dessert Wines

  • Port
  • Muscatel
  • Tokay
  • Sherry

Sparkling Wines

  • Champagne
  • Cold Duck

Tips for Storage

  1. Cool (> 32 F. < 70 F.) between 50 - 60 F. minimal temperature change
  2. No vibration
  3. No light
  4. Horizontal to keep cork moist (stack 4 inches hexagonal clay drain pipe for a quick wine rack)
  5. Vertical for jugs/bottles with metal/plastic caps 6. Refrigerate leftover jug wine

Serving Pointers (Wine Servings Per Bottle (U.S. Bottles)

Bottle size
Total Fluid Ounces
Table Wine or Champagne
Appetizer or Dessert
Fifth (4/5 qt.)
25.6
4-6
8-12
Tenth (4/5 pt.)
12.6
2-3
4-6
Split
6.4
2
Pint
16
3-4
5-7
Quart
32
6-8
10-14
Half Gallon
64
12-16
20-30
Gallon
128
24-32
40-60
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