The world of red wine is an exciting one, ripe for exploration. From varietals and vineyards to vintages and terroir, there are so many ways to experience its diversity. But perhaps the best way to find your new favorite is by taking a sip.
Red wine can be very dry or quite sweet. Its color varies from dark purple to light ruby. It is characterized by tannins and acidity. The drying feeling in the mouth is caused by tannins, which soften over time. This is why many believe young, tannic wines are best appreciated after aging by a few years. Meanwhile, acidity is a crucial element of wine, providing freshness, structure, and preservation.
Different grape varieties produce aromas of fruits, flowers, herbs, spices and earthy characteristics. In other words, take a look around, find your favorite red, or discover something new!