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Types of Red Wine - Get Started With These Types


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Wine comes in different types, reds, whites, and blushes.  Red wines seem to be more popular than white wines however.  There are many types of red wines, but the more popular red wines in the US seem to be Cabernet, Merlot and Shiraz, or Syrah.  Other reds include Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Chiant.  The world of red wines almost seems endless when you add the blends like Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cab-Merlot blends.  This article focuses on the 3 blends that are most popular in the US and how they distinguish themselves.

The consumption of red wine is an art in itself, the practice and knowledge of which can turn one into a wine connoisseur. Many people pride themselves in knowing the different types of wine, being able to tell between a Merlot or Shiraz and the correct technique tasting, assessing and drinking the wine. Red wine can be categorized into several types or categories, arguably, the most popular of which include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz.

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most well-known red wine varieties and is classified as a medium to full bodied dry red wine. This wine with its parents, bell pepper and oak aromas as a luxuriant deep purple and garnet color. The grapes used are renowned for their hardiness and resistance to harsh weather conditions and diseases. This wine is produced all across the world in the predominant wine producing areas like as Australia, France and California.

Merlot has been described as a good type of wine to introduce to first-time red wine drinkers. This wine is a medium bodied wine and is a pleasant wine to drink with its soft flavour's of blackberry, cherry, plum and herbs. This wine is commonly produced in California, Australia, Chile, Romania and Italy. It accompanies just about any dish.

Syrah or Shiraz is a medium bodied wine that is generally blended with other wines such as Cabernet. This wine is predominantly produced in France, Australia and California. Much like a Merlot, this wine is not very acidic and as a result is very popular with entry-level red wine drinkers or those who do not enjoy an overwhelming taste and aroma. This wine can be characterized with its spicy nuances with an undercurrent of oak, Toffee and black fruit. This wine companies red meats in particular such as game and beef.

These three types of wine are some of the more popular types of red wines that are consumed. However there are several more types of wines available on the market which also provide just as much taste and pleasure to the palette.

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Publish Date: 06/21/2010

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