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An introduction to red wine.


Take a look at popular red wine varietals, red wine pricing and recommendations, key red wine producing regions, appropriate red wine food pairing ideas, storing and serving tips and a bit of vineyard vocabulary that often accompanies red wines.
  1. Red Wine 101
  2. Types of Red Wines
  3. Red Wine Adventures
  4. Red Wine Regions
  5. Red Wine Reviews

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."

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.

Red Wine Regions

Most wine regions produce both red and white wines, yet some of the world's most famous wine regions specialize in producing top notch red wine. Learn more here.

Red Wine Reviews

Wine reviews can be a dime a dozen, but they do provide a legitimate starting point when looking at wine purchases. Try to find reviewers that share similar palate preferences and you'll be one step ahead of the wine-buying game.

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