An introduction to red wine.
By Stacy Slinkard, About.com Guide
Red Wine 101
Why are red wines "red," why do bigger glasses work better for serving red wines and what is the difference between a light-bodied red wine and a full-bodied red wine? Answers to these and other pressing red wine questions abound in "Red Wine Basics."
- An Introduction to Red Wine
- Red Wine Clubs
- Red Wine Reviews and Recommendations
- Red Wine Spills
- Red Wine and Health
Types of Red Wines
Some of the most common red wines that you are likely to encounter are: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Chianti, Barolo, Barberesco, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Malbec, Tempranillo, Grenache, Bordeaux, and Côtes du Rhône.
Red Wine Adventures
Whether it's a $10 bottle of Cab or a search to snag Screaming Eagle someday, red wine offers an adventure in itself.