GRAPES VARIETIES
To describe all grape varieties, which number about 14 thousand, would need a whole book. But we will consider only the most popular ones, those without which modern winemaking would…

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WINE CRITICISM
The emergence of wine critics and an estimated jury in the world of winemaking has greatly simplified the lives of ordinary consumers (you can safely rely on the assessment of…

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GENERAL HISTORY OF WINE
Each of us at least once tasted wine. However, not everyone is familiar with the history of winemaking. Although this drink is considered one of the oldest and the history…

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RED WINE

“Alas, we have not been here for many days, it’s a sin to live without love and without wine” – Omar Khayyam.

RED WINE
“Dry” terminology says that red wine is a drink made from dark grape varieties using a special technology that promotes the transfer of anthocyanins from the skin to the wort. By the way, it is a mistake to believe that only the color of the grapes sets the shade of the final product. The process of “coloring” is a bit more complicated: the wort is infused with crushed grape seeds (pulp), where coloring pigments and tannins stand out during the fermentation process. This technology allows you to get a drink of various shades and astringency.

All this is true, but perhaps it should be said about the king of wines, with which one can truly be considered red wines. Red wine wants to sing tirelessly, its many-sided tastes and shades of humanity are spinning for many centuries. From time immemorial, this drink occupied dominant positions at various feasts and festivals, and its medicinal properties were known long before laboratory tests.

Today there are about 50 different types of red wines, differing in taste, color and aroma. Each wine region produces its own red wine, which is considered the hallmark of production. Most of the names are widely known: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chianti, Barolo, Barbaresco and Malbec, Tempranillo and Syrah, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Grenache, Bordeaux, and Sagrantino. But, despite all the variety of wines produced, French Bordeaux and Burgundy wines remain the best.

If it takes a lot of time and knowledge to comprehend tasting science, then to properly serve red wine, it’s enough to remember a few simple rules: the serving temperature varies from 15 to 18 degrees (strong wines should be served at room temperature, and dessert wines should be cooled) only a third, table wines are recommended to serve for the dinner table and mainly for meat.

But only to meat? Not at all, although the rule “red wine to dark meat” still works.

First, let’s deal with the prohibitions:

salads with vinegar dressing, can completely spoil the taste of the drink;
nuts “clog” the taste buds and do not allow you to feel the full diversity of taste;
smoking. Tobacco smoke can spoil the impression of even good wine.
Ideal dishes for red wine can be considered pate, grilled meat and any dark meat (including game), most cheeses and fruits. But you are free to experiment and create your own traditions of drinking red wine. The only unshakable rule is compliance with the measure.

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