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Red Wines
  

 Beautiful, traditional and complex red wines are a fantastic accompaniment to so many foods but are also celebrated on their own as one of the finest beverages, (barring champagne), in the world. There are so many superb choices in the world of red wines and from so many nations. Some are delicate, fruity and temperamental like the elusive pinot noir, while others are big, grand and sophisticated like the famous cabernet sauvignon selections.   Like white wines, each is based on wine varietals and these varietals, their terroirs (somewhereness) and a variety of other subtle factors offer a vast world of complex flavors. You will learn to detect the subtle nuances of smoke, cherry, tobacco, coffee plum and black pepper. This may sound odd to the beginner, but once your exploration of these varietals begins to take form you’ll begin to taste like an expert.

Like the white wine segment, these reds are divided in to light, medium and full bodied wines. Here is our simplified version of the great reds of the world.

Light Red Wine

Medium Bodied Red Wine

Full Bodied Red Wine