What You Need to Know about Red Wine

Who said you have to be a culinary expert to get the most out of an ingredient or whip up a hot combo dish. Things are not any different when it comes to wine. Actually, wine (especially red wine) is an acquired taste. When unsure what to look for, seeking out the ‘right’ bottle of red can seem quite intimidating.

But this doesn’t always have to be the case since it is quite easy to get the most from the exceptional tasting journey that is rouge wine. There are lots of different red grape varietals out there, but for simplicity sake, you should simply know that red wine is often classified by ‘body type.’ By this we are merely implying to how heavy the wine feels in your mouth.

Having said that, this blog post takes you through some of the things you should know about red wine.

Light-Bodied Reds

Lightweight and refreshing, these are undeniably your ‘gateway reds. Actually, they are perfect for white wine drinkers who want to cross the bridge over to Team Rouge. Light-bodied reds can be drunk alone, but also pair really perfectly with food thanks to their lower tannins.

Of course, there are different types of light-bodied reds you can settle on. Among the most notable ones include Pinot Noir, Beaujolais, Lambrusco, and St. Laurent, to mention a few. You are free to choose from any your deem appropriate.

Medium-Bodied Reds

These would be a fan-favorite for most people: not too light, not too bold, they are just right. Medium-bodied reds showcase a little bit more tannins than lighter wines, but still don’t hit you over the head with complex structure or intense flavor.

A good example of a medium-bodied red wine is the merlot. This is an easy-drinking, versatile red that goes well with almost any food, even a simple Monday night roast chicken thighs and veggies.

Another good example of a medium-bodied red wine is the Cabernet Franc. This black-skinned French grape loves blending with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon to create world-renowned Bordeaux wines, but Cab Franc also makes a great complex wine on its own.

Before purchasing red wine, it is always important to try uncovering what works perfectly for your taste buds. Fret not, though since you can now order a bottle of red wine online and have it delivered to you in almost no time.


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