There are a variety of red wines. Here you will be introduced to some of the more popular types and prized red wine varieties.


Syrah, or by its more well-known name amongst casual wine drinkers – Shiraz. It is a grape that grown in a great variety of environments from Europe to Africa. It thrives in California, Australia and in the famous Rhone Valley of France. It is a robust, powerful wine very often having spicy qualities.images (45)

It is best paired with meats, especially game meats and similar dishes.

Syrah is a complex wine often described as having black fruit aromas and tastes, with pepper and other spicy notes. This wine variety typically has strong tannins. Syrah’s are full bodies red wines. They are prized as some of the words fines deep dark red wines.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the absolute greatest red wines varieties. It is not uncommon to find blends where a Cabernet Sauvignon has been mixed with other red varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Cabernet Sauvignons often are matured in French Oak barrels. A favourite paring for this wine are red meats.

Common profiles of this wine are full bodies, with excellent tannins, and dark berries and vanilla hints. This wine grows from Europe to Africa. A particular area where it does not grow is the Northern edges of Germany. This is amongst the best red wines across many continents.


Malbec is a wine that is perfectly suited for all meat dishes. It grows in different continents, from Africa to Europe. It also is grown in Argentina, Chile, Australia, and in some regions of California. It originated out of Bordeaux in France.

The usual taste profile of this wine varies greatly depending on where it was grown. It is quite sensitive to its environment. It is a more easy drinking red wine and often is described as having plum, berry and spice notes. This wine lends itself well to being blended and can be found to be mixed with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot.