Red-wine has its own taste and blend depending on the types of red-wines available in the market. Red wine is a type of wine which is extracted from red, dark purple or blue coloured grapes. The wine is red in colour, hence the name goes “red-wine”. It is produces by fermenting grape juice. The red colour of the wine is due to the tannins present in the wine which is a chemical compound. The red wine is generally stronger than the white-wine. It’s the most popular wine as compared to other wines, and is produced all around the world. There are around 50 varieties of red wines like Australian Shiraz, syrah, Chianti, Bordeaux, sauvignon, etc..,
Flavours of red wine
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Types of red wine and their benefits
The type of Red wine depends on the area in which it is produced and the type of grape used for extracting the wine.
Syrah, also called as ‘Shiraz’, and is mostly served with meat, beef or pastas. They are mostly dark coloured wines. Syrah is widely cultivated in the regions of France, Australia, and California. One of the main ingredients of ’syrah’ is ‘aroma’ which is very good for health.
Merlot is a red wine, and is known for its light colour and soft taste. It is a very light drink and is not strong at all. ‘Merlot’ is cultivated in countries like Romania, Chile, Washington, Italy and Australia. They are also present in herbal and medicinal form.
• Cabernet sauvignon:
Cabernet sauvignon is produced from oak. This red wine is beneficial in preventing cardiovascular problems and also cancer because of its medicinal properties.
• Pinot noir:
Pinot noir is rarely found because it is difficult to grow. This red wine plant is cultivated in countries like New Zealand, USA, Oregon and many other valleys.
Zinfandel is the native wine of California because it is produced only in California. This is very hot and spicy in taste and goes well with meat, pizzas, and pastas.
Sangiovese goes well with Italian dishes and is available in valley areas.
• Barbera: Barbera is available only in USA.
• Wine and Health
Consumption of wine to a limited extent may be beneficial to one’s health, as it removes bad cholesterol and while reducing blood clotting, which is used to prevent a number of heart diseases and leukemia, because it acts as an antioxidant. Red wine contains higher amount of flavonoids which is very useful. Melatonin present in red wine is used to cure a number of skin diseases.
• Over consumption of wine may lead to many health problems like:
1) Red wine headache (RWD) - It is a disease caused due to excessive consumption of red wine, which may further lead to nausea.
2) Consumption of red wine is hazardous during pregnancy. It also increases the chances of breast cancer.
3) Brain migraines
Hence, moderation is highly recommended for the consumption of red wine.