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Getting to know all the different types of wine can seem a daunting task, which is why it’s best to start with the most common varieties.

When it comes to the most common types of white wine, you can’t look past Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay – the most commonly planted grapes and the wines you’re most likely to find on a wine list.

In this lesson, sommelier Kristene King Thrall outlines what you should know about these popular white wines.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • The differences between Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes
  • The tasting notes for these wines
  • How to pair each with food

Servers and bartenders, bring out your inner somm with help from the experts!


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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