Before you smell or taste a wine, you can figure out what is in the glass just by looking at the color.

The color of wine goes so much further than simply red, pink, or white. The wine’s color tells an entire story on its own and will give you the first hints of what a wine will taste like. Just by the color, you can tell what has likely occurred in the vineyard, cellar, and aging – making it a crucial part of the wine.

Additionally, the color not only tells you what variety it could be but also hints at the style of winemaking, the weather conditions, and the age of the wine.