Red Wines

Cabernet Merlot
Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to Cabernet Merlot Wine

The combination of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is an example of how a perfect relationship should look and feel like. This pair consists of two wine varietals which complement each other, while creating a blend in which the best taste features of both wines are accentuated. Moreover, this combination is the base for some of the best French wines. When true wine enthusiasts want to treat themselves with a glass of red wine that satisfies all the taste buds, they choose Cabernet Merlot. Read More →

Simple Guide to Rose Wines

Unlike red and white wines, Rose wines are not made of specific grape variety. They are made exclusively from red grapes (always), and not from white grape variety, nor are a result of the blend of red and white grapes. They take some of the colour of the red grapes they are made of, but not enough to be classified as red wines, hence why the colour is an interesting feature of Rose wines. In fact, Rose wines differ primarily in colour. The darker the colour of the Rose, the more full-bodied the wine is, with bolder flavours.

Back in the 90’s, drinking Rose wine was considered a joke by wine lovers and connoisseurs. Rose gained a very bad reputation because of the mass-production of the California’s white Zinfandel, which was super sweet. Trying to convince people that drinking Rose wine was cool, seemed like an impossible task. Today however, drinking Rose wine has become trendy. There is a growing number of producers of Rose wine with winemakers from California and France dominating the market, however, some great Rose wines from New Zealand and Australia have topped the wine lists. Read More →

Simple Guide to Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010

Great is the fortune of the one who possesses a good bottle of red, a good book and a good friend. There is nothing more delightful than drinking a full-bodied, delicate and outright velvety red wine that has stood the test of time. You certainly agree with me, don’t you. Red wine is the elixir of life, the matrix of art and the teacher of romance. Simple, yet complex. Read More →

Simple Guide to Pinot Noir Wine Characteristics

Pinot Noir is one of the most popular red wine varieties, as it is a synonym for refinement and elegance. The red wine Pinot Noir provides an exotic bouquet and a mouth-filling texture and it comes in many different flavours and aromas (there are red fruit wines, oaked wines and complex red wines).

Pinot Noir is grown in cooler climates and the most famous (and original) region is Burgundy, France where Pinot Noir is the only grape variety allowed to be produced. Read More →

Simple Guide to Serving Red Wine

Red wine is a very peculiar alcoholic drink, mainly because many factors can impact the way it tastes. From choosing the right type of red wine to glasses and proper serving, there are many things that can either improve the taste and falvour of a wine or make it the worst experience ever. Read More →

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