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Wine made from grapes that is red.

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A Quick Tip by Sharrie

  • Mar 6, 2010
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I may have wasted the many red wine I've had at home simply because I like them better as Sangria! I know, shoot me ;p Best Sangria ever ;-)
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review by . September 16, 2009
posted in Gourmand
To sin or not to sin!
For me, the way I drink red wine is as sinful as it gets (from the French perspective, that is!). Generally, I don't like the bitter and dry taste of wine. So, what do I do with all those bottles of red wine I bought in duty free shops? I paid a lot for it, can't have them sent to all my friends, can I?      So, what did I do with them? For my own consumption, I turned them all into Sangria!!! Now, if that's not sinful, I don't know what is! But a Danish friend …
Quick Tip by . January 11, 2010
posted in Awesomeness
I do love the occasional glass of red wine. Perhaps, it's the rich color, or the subtle smell of berries, but nothing else comes close. : )
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I'm a traveler at heart & have been nicknamed Travel Queen by friends & colleagues alike. Traveling has been my life passion for the last decade or so. As we enter a new decade, I'm excited … more
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First things first, red wine is well…red, but why? It's color can be derived from a vast assortment of grape varietals ranging from grapes that are reddish, deep purple, and even a beautiful blue on the color scale. These grapes give rise to a wine that is color classified with such descriptors as garnet, almost black, dark red, light red, ruby red, opaque purple, deep violet, maroon and the list goes on. It is the grapeskins that are responsible for the red wine’s distinct color spectrum. The skins are in contact with the grape’s juice during the fermentation process, allowing the dispersion of both color and tannins. The individual wine’s particular red hue depends on the grape type used in the process and the length of time the skin’s pigmentation is in contact with juice. There are right around 50 key red wine varietals that consistently manifest themselves in today’s worldwide wine market.

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Red wines will put their best foot forward when poured into and sipped out of a wine glass with adequate room. A distinctly oval or egg-shaped bowl that narrows slightly at the top as opposed to a slender flute-like glass is necessary to enjoy a red wine to the fullest . The ideal red wine glass will accommodate between 10-22 ounces of liquid, allowing more room to swirl your wine and better surface area for allowing the wine to breathe a bit. On the serving note, keep in mind that most red wines are at their best when ...

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