Types of Red Wine

To the untrained palate, all red wine is the same. This cannot be farther from the truth. In reality, there are different types of red wine. Knowing the different varieties of red wine can mean the difference between an enjoyable steak dinner or making you wish you’d prepared tapas instead.

Fear not — we’ve got information on each kind of red wine. If you’re looking for any kind of red wine delivery, Minneapolis residents only need to turn to us for their spirits and their wine smarts.

So grab your sangria while you read our crash course on red wine.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet sauvignon is one of the most popular varieties of red wine. Cabernet sauvignon has a bitter, acidic taste and a full body. The acidic taste of the wine with dark fruit notes makes it an excellent pair for red meats and fatty fish.


The best way to imagine merlot is that it’s a milder cousin of cabernet sauvignon. Merlot boasts plum notes that add variety to this red wine’s bitter-sweet character.

Merlot’s taste and relative mildness make it an excellent entry-level wine for soon-to-be wine connoisseurs.


Malbec is famous for its fruity taste and full body and aroma. If you thought that description seemed like one for coffee, here’s an interesting fact: malbec is from France and South America, the same places where you can find excellent coffees.

Pinot Noir

You see it in every mom-and-pop store and almost every movie. No other type of red wine has received as much screen time as pinot noir. Ubiquitous and versatile, pinot noir has the sweetness and acidity of the French grapes that it’s named after.

A Sommelier’s Adventure from the Comfort of Your Home

Red wine’s diversity leaves your palette with many opportunities for exploration. Whichever type of red wine you fancy, we have it for you. For wine delivery, Minneapolis residents need to look no further than Elevated BWS.


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