Red Wine

Grape varieties, production methods, food and wine pairings, service and storage: discover all our articles on red wine.

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  1. Portrait of a Variety: Grenache
    Profiles

    Portrait of a Variety: Grenache

    Grenache is now one of the most popular varieties on the planet, thanks in part to its great expressive diversity. Here are a few Spanish examples.

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  2. wine taste tag
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    How well do you know your taste tag

    A fun way of testing your SAQ taste-tage knowledge!

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  3. botlles of wine
    Wine cultivation

    Grapes: Primitivo

    Identifying grape varieties: a real challenge!

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  4. Grape variety: Mencia
    Wine cultivation

    Grape variety: Mencia

    When it comes to those lesser-known grape varieties that turn out to be veritable treasures, Mencia is definitely hard to beat. A grape variety primarily found in the Bierzo and Ribera Sacra districts in the northern Spain, Mencia is also known as Jaen in Portugal, where it is used in the production of Dão wines. Some 30 years ago, it had a pretty modest reputation.

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  5. a bottle of cinsault
    Wine cultivation

    Grapes: cinsault

    An underestimated Mediterranean grape variety! For quite some time, very little merit has been accorded to Cinsault, a grape variety originating from the Rhône and Languedoc regions. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it has been granted only a single virtue: its ability to produce a high volume of fruit—perfect for creating inexpensive cuvées or easy-to-drink rosés for guzzling.

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  6. glasses of wines
    Wine cultivation

    Practical guide to greek varietals

    Le vin grec gagne en popularité au Québec. Pour l’amateur curieux, le pays est un coffre aux trésors riche en découvertes. Il recèle des centaines de cépages indigènes, dont plusieurs sont cultivés depuis des milliers d’années.

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  7. Red wines
    Profiles

    Product ratings: how to find your way around?

    Many trade magazines and online news sites provide ratings for products. Since it is sometimes difficult to find your way through these different sources, here are some explanations about the different rating systems.

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  8. Veneto
    Production methods

    Reds from Veneto: unique techniques

    Veneto stands out for three reasons in the world of Italian wine. The most important region in terms of its volume of production, notably because of the remarkable success of Prosecco, it has also brought about unique techniques of production for red wine.

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  9. Bucket of maple water
    Pairings and Taste Tags

    Maple and wine

    It’s hard to choose wines to bring to a sugar shack. Here are a few thoughts on how to match wines with slightly sweet dishes featuring maple flavours.

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  10. Landscape of Douro wine-growing region.
    Wine cultivation

    Rare grape varietal: Touriga Nacional

    Touriga Nacional: It may not ring a bell now, but giving one of Portugal’s lesser-known vintages a try might have you discover your new favourite bottle. Here’s a hint: ever had a glass of Port? Then Touriga Nacional might already be a well-loved favourite!

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  11. Spotlight on the Cabernet Sauvignon varietal
    Wine cultivation

    Spotlight on: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Of all the world’s grape varieties, the most celebrated must be Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a grape that pleases amateur wine enthusiasts and experts alike, since it creates very interesting wines at all price points. Definitely worth rediscovering!

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  12. Grapes
    Wine cultivation

    Exploring grape varieties: syrah

    Syrah is one of the cépages recognized for its strong personality. Wines made from the Syrah grape often display particular aromas, evoking raspberries, violets, pepper, black olives, smoked meat or bacon.

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