You may or may not have heard someone mention the "Big Eight" of wine tasting. Simply put, the "Big Eight" refers to the top eight most popular and influential wine varietals out there. The "Big Eight" includes four reds and four whites.
The Reds: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz
The Whites: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon
Next time you host a wine tasting event, try comparing wines from the "Big Eight."