Red wine is a type of wine made from dark-coloured (black) grape varieties. The actual colour of the wine can range from intense violet, typical of young wines, through to brick red for mature wines and brown for older red wines.
The juice from most black grapes is greenish-white; the red colour comes from anthocyan pigments (also called anthocyanins) present in the skin of the grape; exceptions are the relatively uncommon teinturier varieties, which produce a red colored juice. Much of the red-wine production process therefore involves extraction of colour and flavour components from the grape skin..
... The Lower Sava Valley is the only Slovenian wine region that produces more red wine than white, though not by a large margin ... The Bizeljsko-Brežice district is known for its sparkling wine production and acidic white wines made from the Rumeni Plavec grape ... Cviček made from a blend of white and red wine grapes, most commonly Kraljevina and Žametovka ...
... Borgoña - Cold red wine with chopped strawberries ... Chicha - Sweet fermented wine typically made from apples though sometimes from grapes too ... Jote - Red wine with Coke ...
... Sidi Brahim is a range of branded wines produced in the Atlas mountains, mainly in Algeria but also in Tunisia and Morocco ... The wines are blended and bottled or filled into bag-in-boxes in France, and are primarily sold there ... It was the second-best selling foreign wine in France, behind Boulaouane (also a Castel brand), as of 2005 ...
... bourguignonne, Bourguignonne sauce, is a French sauce with a base of red wine with onions or shallots, a bouquet garni (parsley, thyme and bay leaf), reduced, strained, and mixed with some espagnole sauce ... Like all red wine sauces, it may have some mushrooms added during cooking to enrich the flavour ... The onions or shallots are sautéed in the pan and the red wine is added which is used to dissolve and incorporate the residue from the cooking of the meat ...
... Most wines are filtered at some stage before bottling, though some winemakers use the absence of filtration as a marketing tool ... Filtration serves to make wine completely clear and to eliminate any remaining yeast cells and bacteria, which could render the bottled wine microbiologically unstable ... Wine is normally filled to glass bottles with cork stoppers, though aluminium screwcap closures and plastic stoppers are becoming increasingly common ...
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“Good friends, go in, and taste some wine with me,
And we, like friends, will straightway go together.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)
“Swift blazing flag of the regiment,
Eagle with crest of red and gold,
These men were born to drill and die.
Point for them the virtue of slaughter,
Make plain to them the excellence of killing
And a field where a thousand corpses lie.”
—Stephen Crane (18711900)