Wine Guide


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Wine Guide

Let's learn about wine.

Types of Wine

Learn about wine by getting back to basics. And remember, you can always ask your local Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits team to help you learn even more.

  • Red Wine

    Discover the difference between light- and full-bodied red wines.

    Red Wines
  • White Wine

    Including the difference between oaked and unoaked Chardonnay. 

    White Wines
  • Sparkling Wine

    Bubbles! Learn all about Champagne and sparkling wine.

    Sparkling Wines
  • Dessert Wine

    Port, Moscato, Riesling—learn about our favorite dessert wines.

    Dessert Wines

And Then There's Rosé

Everything you need to know about our favorite go-to wine. (Yes, we even make donuts with it.)

Learn About Rosé

Hy-Vee Favorites

Check out what's new on our shelves! Pro tip: Order your favorite bottle (or box) for pickup or delivery at select locations on Aisles Online.

Brut: This affordable sparkling wine has a pale yellow color and extra-fine bubbles for a smooth finish. Its flavor is described as smooth, subtly sweet, and harmonious with aromas of fresh butter and cake.  

Sparkling Rosé: This light and refreshing sparkling rosé wine has flavors of red berries like cherries and strawberries, but is also mellow and well-balanced. 

Wine that only has 35 calories per 5-oz. serving? It's not too good to be true! Look for Simply 35 fruit-flavored Moscato wine available at your local Hy-Vee and on Aisles Online. Flavors include peach, watermelon, strawberry, and blackberry.

Cabernet Sauvignon: A bold red wine with medium tannins with a dry and soft finish. This wine is also described as having earthy, smoky, and dark black fruit notes. 

Chardonnay: A bold white wine with a dry and soft acidic finish. Described as having flavor notes of vanilla, pear, apple, and tropical fruit.

Zinfandel: A bold red wine with a smooth, dry, and soft finish. Described as having flavor notes of oak, tobacco, pepper, licorice, and red fruits.

Red Blend: A bold red wine with a slight tannic and acidic finish. This wine has flavors of black fruit, vanilla, oak, chocolate, and smoke.

Sauvignon Blanc: Aromas of lime, grapefruit, and gooseberry with a crisp, refreshing, and slight floral flavor. Enjoy with appetizers, salads, and fish dishes.

Cabernet Sauvignon: Aromas of red cherries, strawberries, and chocolate. This wine has a balanced flavor and structure with soft tannins. Enjoy with red meats.

Glass Style

  • Cabernet/Bordeaux

    Large with slightly sloping sides

  • Pinot Noir

    Not as tall, but much wider

  • Champagne

    Long and narrow

  • Chardonnay

    Rounder with a larger opening.

  • Vintage Port

    Smaller with a narrow mouth

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The Best Pairings for Cheat Days

Including our secret tip for making movie theater popcorn.

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Wines for Every Budget

Need a recommendation? Tab through the price points to see what Hy-Vee Sommelier Blair Zachariasen suggests.

Also see 10 Go-To Table Wines Under $20.

  • Yalumba "Y Series" Shiraz and Viognier (Australia)
  • Little Things Chardonnay (Australia)
  • Dry Creek Chenin Blanc (California)
  • Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling (Washington)
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  • Chapoutier "Belleruche" Blanc and Rouge (France)
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noir and Sonoma Brut (California)
  • Benzinger Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot (California)
  • Kendall Jackson Syrah (California)
  • Four Graces Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir (Oregon)
  • Rodney Strong Cabernet (California)
  • Mumm Napa Brut Rose (California)
  • Veuve Cliquot Champagne Brut NV (France)
  • Duckhorn Merlot (California)
  • Migration PInot Noir (California)
  • Grgich Hills Chardonnay (California)
  • Ridge Zinfandel (California)

Take It Outside

The best menus and portable wines for cheers-ing in the great outdoors.

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Hyvee Culinary Expert Tip
90-point ratings are posted to help guide customers in buying decisions. Ratings are assigned on a 100-point scale based on quality, style, and market appeal. Look for these signs in your Hy-Vee Wine & Spirits department, and remember, we're always happy to chat about your preferences. Cheers!
Hy-Vee Sommelier Blair Zachariasen holding a glass of white wineBlair Zachariasen, Certified SommelierHy-Vee Wine & Spirits Department Manager

Trend Talking & Sangrias

Check out what Sommelier Blair Zachariasen has to say about current trends and mix up a few of our fave sangrias.

  • Trending Now

    An expert's insight, from canned wine to Rosé.

    See Trends
  • Sa-Sa-Sa Sangria!

    Fruit plus wine equals sangria. That's our kind of math.

    See Sangrias