One of the revelations that comes from making your own wine is discovering that white wines, which end up brilliantly clear, delicate and refreshing, and usually clean as a whistle, start off looking really disgusting. Glass carboys, the home wine staple, provide a clear window into the unappetizing visuals of fermentation; commercial tanks obscure the workings, which is probably good for morale among commercial winemakers.
Fermenting white wines remind me of pea soup, or more precisely, pea soup coughed back up by someone with whom it did not agree. Plus, there's a dirty, beer-like foam on top. Mmmmmm-good!
Notice, however, that the regional difference in color has pretty well disappeared, making the entire lineup equally unattractive.
If there's one thing worse to look at than fermenting white wine, it's fermenting pink wine: