Red Wine is an alcoholic beverage typically made of fermented red grape juice.  Its colour can be derived from a range of grape varietals that are reddish, deep purple, and even a blue on the colour scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is colour classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. As with all wines, winemaker decides of the style of wine he will produce. Red wines are often classified by “body-type”. A light-bodied wine will have fewer tannins present and less presence on the palate. These wines tend to be less demanding partners with flavour-filled foods. The best examples are Beaujolais and Pinot Noir from Cotes de Beaune. A medium-bodied red wine will contain more tannins than the above Beaujolais, moderate texture. Typical example of medium-bodied red wines is Merlot from Chile. Full-bodied red wines boast the highest tannin (and often alcohol) content. Prime examples of full-bodied reds are France’s esteemed Bordeaux wines, California’s key Cabernet Sauvignon and Italy’s sizzling Super Tuscans.
Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge Joseph Drouhin
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Conti Costanti
Barolo Colonnello Poderi Aldo Conterno
Brunello di Montalcino Biondi-Santi
Galatrona Petrolo
Cabernet Franc W Dedicato a Walter Poggio al Tesoro
Barolo Cicala Poderi Aldo Conterno
Sophia Jordan
Barolo Riserva Vigna Rionda Massolino
Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard Oakville Knights Bridge
Syrah Cuvee Keltie Sonoma County Donelan
Chateauneuf-du-Pape MAGNUM Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe
Pinot Noir Le Moulin Rouge Santa Lucia Peter Michael
L'Esprit des Pavots Knights Valley Peter Michael
Douro Reserva Especial Casa Ferreirinha
Syrah Obsidian Knights Valley Donelan