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Here you will find Rook's Wine Reviews organized by type of wine; so if you are looking for a specific style of wine, you may find your search easier. Note: This page is likely to be updated less frequently than the master Rook's Wine Reviews, so you may also want to check there. Apologies if some of these wine types have only one example; my hope is that all these categories get filled out as I drink much more wine. See Rook's Wine Reviews for information on the annotations.


Varietal Reds These are marketed primarily by the type of grape in the wine. Varietal labeling is the standard in such major wine-producing countries as the US, Australia, and Chile

Cabernet Sauvignon

Grenache

Merlot

Mourvèdre

Pinot Noir

Syrah/Shiraz

Zinfandel

Appellations These wines are generally distinguished by the region where they were produced. This is standard for most higher quality European wines.

Barbera

Bordeaux

Cannonau

Catalunya

Chateuneuf du Pape

Chianti Classico

Ciro

Cotes du Rhone

Dolcetto

Douro

Gattinara

Italian IGT Wines

Montepulciano

Primitivo

Rioja

Salice Salentino

Valpolicella

Varietal Whites These are marketed primarily by the type of grape in the wine.

Chardonnay

Pinot Grigio

Sauvignon Blanc

Viognier

Rosé

Fortified/Dessert Wines

Madeira

Port

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