A Guide to Types of Red Wine for Wine Tours on Long Island

If you are going on a wine tour in Long Island and want to know a little bit more about each wine you’ll be able to taste, read this guide of the 8 most common types of red wine and what kind of meal they are best paired with.

  • Shiraz: Usually has aromas and flavors of wild black fruit with black pepper spice and roasting meat. The fruit flavors are usually complimented by warm alcohol and tannins. Shiraz varieties are usually hearty, spice red wines.
  • Merlot: Usually as blackcherry, plum and hebal flavors. It’s easy to drink, making it the “introduction” wine for many new red-wine drinkers. It’s a great wine to drink with any meal.
  • Pinot Noir: The aromas are very fruity, containing cherry, strawberry and plum with notes of tea-leaf, damp earth and worn leather. It’s delicate and fresh with soft tannins and is great to drink with grilled salmon, chicken and lamb.
  • Zinfandel: This is a very versatile wine grape, which can make White Zinfandel, a blush wine, as well as rich, heavy red wines. It usually has a zesty flavor with berry and pepper and is best to drink with tomato-sauce pastas, pizza and grilled barbecued meat.
  • Cabernet Sauvignon: It’s a full-bodied wine that is often blended with Cabernet Franc and Merlot. It has notes of bell pepper, and some have vanilla. It’s best to drink with simply prepared red meat.
  • Barbera: This wine is similar to Merlot and like Merlot, is nice to drink with any meal. It has a silky texture with tastes of black cherry and plum.
  • Malbec: This wine is usually easy to drink that has flavors of plum, berry and spice. It’s great to drink with all kinds of meats and can be blended with other wines such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to make Bordeaux style wines.
  • Sangiovese: This is a medium-bodied wine that contains berry and plum flavors and is a lovely choice for Italian or Mediterranean-style meals.

These are only the red wines that wine tours in Long Island can offer you. Stay tuned next time for the variety of white wines that will graze your palette during your time at Long Island’s breathtaking Wine Country.


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3 Responses to “A Guide to Types of Red Wine for Wine Tours on Long Island”

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