Feeling like a nice glass of red? You’ll have zero problems finding the right bottle for the right price at Empire Wine. Red grapes produce an incredible diversity of red wine types and styles. From light-bodied to full-bodied, dry to sweet, fruity to earthy, subtle to bold. Where the grapes come from, what grape variety it is, and what the winemaker does with them are key elements that shape each type of wine.
There are two key differences between red wine and its white counterpart.
Red grapes tend to have thick colored skins that give both a wide range of color hues, aromas, and flavors. Compare this to white wine where the skins of the grapes are discarded instead of used in the winemaking process.
Another difference is tannins, a bitter compound that finds its way into the wine through the skin of the grapes, seeds, and oak barrels. Tannins contribute to a wine’s astringency and mouth-feel characteristics. Red wine generally has a far higher count of tannins than white wine.
Did you Know? Big bold and well-structured wines, make a fantastic pairing with red meat. Tannins interplay with the meat protein, softening the fat, cleansing your palate, and making a simply delicious combination.