What do you prefer red or white wine?

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  1. sussexwine profile image60
    sussexwineposted 12 years ago

    This is a question that has been bothering me for a while now about which colour wine is more popular, do you prefer a glass of red or white? No being cheeky and putting 'both' or rose, we need a definitive answer here folks!

    1. Dave Harris profile image67
      Dave Harrisposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I like them both, love a nice fruity red Merlot, but I also enjoy a good Sauvignon Blanc and a nice German white if it is a good quality one.

    2. Just Ask Susan profile image90
      Just Ask Susanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer white as I found a few years ago the red wine was giving me really bad headaches. With the white I do not have the same reaction. Not sure why, I suppose I should research this and find out why. I do love both red and white though.

    3. smelloftruth profile image60
      smelloftruthposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer red. Perhaps, it is because I used to drink coconut wine reddened with food coloring or something.

    4. profile image0
      BRIAN SLATERposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I can drink either but my preference if I'm buying it is RED-RED-RED  smilesmilesmile

  2. ediggity profile image60
    ediggityposted 12 years ago

    I prefer red wine, but I hate that it makes my teeth and lips red.

  3. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 12 years ago

    red, red, red! big_smile

  4. Avamum profile image82
    Avamumposted 12 years ago

    Nine times out of ten I will choose red wine.  I prefer the taste.  It doesn't have to be served chilled, therefore it doesn't take up space in the fridge.  It generally goes with whatever meal I am cooking.  I will have white on a really hot day if I am looking for a cool alternative to beer or a wine cooler.

  5. livewithrichard profile image75
    livewithrichardposted 12 years ago

    I'm not much of a wine drinker but when I do I prefer white.

  6. lakeerieartists profile image63
    lakeerieartistsposted 12 years ago

    depends on what I am eating and my mood.

  7. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    I actually prefer a blush like Zinfindel but I've recently started drinking the reds like Shiraz, and Merlot .big_smile

  8. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    ...with a meal, depends on what i'm eating...

    ...just to have a glass, red....

    ...love having a sparkling white (one glass only) once in a while...

    ...love a good ice wine too after a really good meal rather than dessert - white

  9. kids-toy-box profile image72
    kids-toy-boxposted 12 years ago

    Red in Winter
    White in Summer

  10. lrohner profile image68
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    I prefer a good Merlot or Cab but will partake in a Pinot Noir if it's a good one. White wine is for sissies. smile

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image77
      Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this


  11. ExpandYourMind profile image69
    ExpandYourMindposted 12 years ago

    I don't like dry wines, so I usually go with a white.

  12. b. Malin profile image68
    b. Malinposted 12 years ago

    I like white...semi sweet!

  13. Catering101 profile image61
    Catering101posted 12 years ago

    Red wine, they say it's more healthier.

  14. MichelleArakaki profile image60
    MichelleArakakiposted 12 years ago

    I prefer red wine and it's good for the heart.

  15. Uninvited Writer profile image77
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    Definitely red wine.

  16. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 12 years ago

    Most def. white.  Red makes my ears hurt for some reason and often makes my throat feel like it is swelling up or something and then after just a few sips I end up with a terrible headache. 

    I don't know why white or even pink wine doesn't do that to me.

    1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
      Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Red wine contains a heck of a lot of tannins, which some folk find irritating on the throat/palate due to it's acidic coarseness. Red wine also contains high levels of histamine which again some folk suffer headaches from.

      Drinkers of white wine usually don't find these effects.

      1. megs11237 profile image62
        megs11237posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        well I would agree for myself... although depends on how many bottle

        Or maybe I should drink a few then answer "in vino veritas"

  17. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 12 years ago

    a blush like Zinfandel..but red like Merlot or Chardonnay

  18. kingis profile image69
    kingisposted 12 years ago

    I like white wine.  It has a crisp, refreshing taste.

  19. jenniferain profile image59
    jenniferainposted 12 years ago

    Red, by far. I really cannot stand white wine.

  20. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 12 years ago

    red cab. I love everything about it including it's gorgeous color in the proper wine goblet. chateau st. michelle is excellent.

  21. A la carte profile image59
    A la carteposted 12 years ago


  22. KristenGrace profile image60
    KristenGraceposted 12 years ago

    Red!  And the only reason is the taste... tongue

  23. matherese profile image61
    mathereseposted 12 years ago

    Red wine is what i prefer

  24. Kangaroo_Jase profile image76
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 12 years ago

    Australia has a huge wine industry even though we are usually more known as beer consumers.

    I have a preference for Reds , cab sav's, cab merlot, yet as I have become older I am preferring more whites, especially Verdelho's & Chardonnay.

    Riesling is my least favorite as I will suffer Chateau De Box (cask wine in a box) wines over this plonk.

  25. Wendy Krick profile image66
    Wendy Krickposted 12 years ago

    blush wine.

  26. TammyHammett profile image60
    TammyHammettposted 12 years ago

    The sweeter the better! My palate can only handle chilled, fruity, sweet wines. I do not consider myself a fine wine connoisseur because I can not stand the dry wines that are best drank at room temperature.  But I am a large quantity oonsumer of all chilled sweet wines. Bring on the Reislings, Ausleses, and don't forget the Reunite Lumbrusco or D'Oro. What can I say!!! I'm s cheap date.

  27. profile image57
    C.J. Wrightposted 12 years ago


    1. Druid Dude profile image61
      Druid Dudeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Depends on your entree' assuming that this is with a meal. The conventions are along these lines. Red for your red meats and sauces, white for your white meats and sauces. Just sitting around slurping? White Zin.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image77
        Uninvited Writerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I always have red, whatever smile

        1. Karanda profile image78
          Karandaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe we should get together some time, red, red wine, stay close to me...love it!

  28. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 12 years ago

    I generally prefer reds, but especially when it's cold outside (they seem more "warming"). Whites are better when it's hot outside.

  29. Flightkeeper profile image67
    Flightkeeperposted 12 years ago


  30. Stump Parrish profile image60
    Stump Parrishposted 12 years ago

    Pinot Noir and I like it chilled. Must be the redneck in me.

  31. raisingme profile image77
    raisingmeposted 12 years ago

    I like them both however, white wine prefers me and red wine gives me a killer headache!

  32. profile image0
    L a d y f a c eposted 12 years ago

    Love white wine

  33. Mistress of Spice profile image40
    Mistress of Spiceposted 12 years ago

    Ummm..lol do u mix your red and white? if you r having both on the table?please let me, as I have no idea on wine as I dont do wine...

    mistress of spice

  34. Karanda profile image78
    Karandaposted 12 years ago

    White wine during the day if it's hot outside, but for the rest of the time, red wine, the drier the better. Tastes change as we age and try new things, once I'd acquired a taste for red wine, it was hard going back.

    Anyone for a red? It goes so well with red meat, cheese, pasta, well anything really.

  35. wilsonallen01 profile image61
    wilsonallen01posted 12 years ago

    I tried both wines. but I like Red wine the most..

    I just love it..


  36. seanorjohn profile image71
    seanorjohnposted 12 years ago

    I prefer a good red even over champagne. However I once had an unbelievably brilliant chablis. Bought the same wine again and inexplicably didn't taste the same. I am a smoker and I find if I have smoked too many cigs it affects the old tastebuds.

    looks like red is the clear fav .

  37. Bob Ewing profile image62
    Bob Ewingposted 12 years ago

    It all depends on when i am drinking wine, with food, it depends upon the meal, if I am just drinking wine, most often red, but now and then whit.

  38. HOSPITALITY GURU profile image72
    HOSPITALITY GURUposted 12 years ago

    Totally depends on the season, for the cooler months a lovely glass of Red Wine to warm you up, in the Summer months, a glass of bubbles goes down a treat. Moet always! smile

  39. nasus loops profile image66
    nasus loopsposted 12 years ago

    I actually prefer a good glass of red wine with a more fruity flavour.  However since having my child I find that I am no longer able to drink more than one glass at a time (even one gives me a headache) so I find myself turning to White wine, of which there are some very nice ones available at some not so expensive prices either.
    So after all this, I suppose the answer to the question is both but only the white likes me!

  40. Princessa profile image83
    Princessaposted 12 years ago

    I am rather picky on what wine I have with what, it really depends on what I am going to be eating with it.

    If I am having a glass of wine on its own (no food, cheese or snacks) most of the time I would go for red, I am rather partial to the Haut Medocs.  Otherwise, I would have champagne.

  41. fayehelen profile image57
    fayehelenposted 12 years ago

    Like others have said, it does depend what I am eating. Usually I drink red with food, but white if I'm having an indian.
    If I'm just drinking wine without food, I will always pick white, as red gives me 'victorian teeth' - not a look I'd like when at a bar!

    1. megs11237 profile image62
      megs11237posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      chenin blanc with indian

  42. Wayne Orvisburg profile image62
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 12 years ago

    Honostly, I thought I liked red wine better. Then I realized I've hardly tried any white wine. And the ones I remember trying were actually good. So undecided on this one.

  43. sim0n30 profile image60
    sim0n30posted 12 years ago

    Red, Rioja mainly, i find white wine too acidic, especially cheap bottles!

  44. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    Interesting question

    Considering the pros and cons of both, I would have to choose..


    1. Joy56 profile image69
      Joy56posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      can u send me some over to try.,

  45. mendoza_74 profile image60
    mendoza_74posted 12 years ago

    Spanish red!

    1. ManuelFrBarcelona profile image69
      ManuelFrBarcelonaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      of course!

  46. ManuelFrBarcelona profile image69
    ManuelFrBarcelonaposted 12 years ago

    Red. It's not so acid so it's easier to taste better all the flawors. They are good whites too, but usually at a higher price.

  47. megs11237 profile image62
    megs11237posted 12 years ago

    white and more expensive doesn't equal better

  48. SummerSurf profile image60
    SummerSurfposted 12 years ago

    Red wine because it's has so much more body and richer.

  49. SummerSurf profile image60
    SummerSurfposted 12 years ago

    fyi....National Drink Wine Day is February 18th smile

  50. profile image0
    sarahleeannposted 12 years ago

    I love red wine and will always prefer it over white. My favorite wine is from Castello Vicchiomaggio, a Chianti Classico riserva, La Prima.



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