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Red Wine

Your Friend in a Celebration
Published on February 14, 2011

When it comes to wine, you can find dozens of different varieties just by differentiating them on the basis of their colors. Wine colors are determined by the skin of the grapes that they are made form and the amount of time taken for them to be fermented. Contrary to popular belief, no artificial coloring is involved at all. The grapes that are crushed and pressed are hence responsible for the color of the wine and depending upon all these factors, we get various kinds of colors like purple, burgundy, brown, light yellow, golden, greenish and of course, the classic red wine. It is said that the true color of the wine can only be determined in the dim light, for example in the low light of the cellar and the darker the hue of a wine, the heavier it is considered to be. Red wine, on the other hand, again has different variants and they range form light to heavy.

  • Those who are experts on wine, tell us that wine tasting starts not with drinking it, but by first smelling it. Red wine has an aroma of its own and that is best enhanced by a broad glass. The kind of glass that has a broader base and slightly narrows to the top. Swirling the wine before slightly brings out the aroma even better and then you taste it. Tall or narrow glasses are inappropriate for tasting red wine. Also, you should always hold the wine glass by its stem or else holding the glass directly will transfer some latent heat into the wine and will affect it origin aroma and taste.
  • The temperature at which red wine is served is another aspect that most do remember. Serving red wine hot makes it more alcoholic whereas serving it cold makes it taste bitter. And both are definitely not good for the palate. On the other hand, since there are many variants of red wine, the exact flavor of one might compliment a particular food item while another may not. So if you are experimenting in terms of food and drinks to give something new to your guests, it is always better to take the expert advise of chefs and wine tasters. And the correct combination will win you accolades from all you friends and other guests.

According to wine connoisseurs all over the world, red wine compliments meat dishes and so if you have a variety of meat dishes in your party, you would do well to order plenty of red wine. They would compliment each other perfectly by balancing out each others tastes and you would have the perfect celebrations that you have dreamt of.

For more information on buy wine, check out the info available online; these will help you learn to find the red wine!

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Top 10 Varietals for April, 2019

Pinot Noir is the most popular wine varietal chosen by our visitors this month.

This varies by season so if you're looking for something tasty to drink this spring, Pinot Noir is a great choice. The others are shown below:

1. Pinot Noir
2. Red Bordeaux Blend
3. Syrah
4. Nebbiolo
5. Cabernet Sauvignon
6. Merlot
7. Chardonnay
8. Red Blend
9. Sangiovese
10. Riesling

Top 10 Producers for April, 2019

Wines from Sapphire Hill were selected by our visitors the most this month, making them the most popular choice for consumers.

If you're looking for a wine suggestion, Sapphire Hill might be a great place to start. The others are shown below.

1. Sapphire Hill
2. Phelan Vineyard
3. Stephen Test
4. Ferdinand Pieroth
5. Adelsheim
6. Silver Oak
7. Louis Jadot
8. Viansa
9. Andrew Will
10. Bruno Giacosa