My introduction to wine consumption paralleled many wine drinkers. They typically started by drinking white wine and later acquired a taste for red wine. As late as 1980, white wine was the run away top seller in the US., out selling red more than 3 to 1 ! But purchases of red wine began to surge in the 1990's after the media reported through out the decade about the healthful properties of red wine that are believed to be beneficial to ones health. Now red wines sells equally to white wine in both restaurants and retail sales.
Europe has long produced more red than white wine, led by France and Italy. Germany and California produce more white than red wine. It is said that red is the color of passion. Most of the world's most legendary, and collected wines are red. Red wine is a great winter wine,whereas white which is served cooler sells stroner in the summer season. After starting with white wine for about 12 years, I've been primarily a consumer of red wine for 20+ years now ! How about you ? What is you wine of choice ?