Red Wine for Beginners



The ‘Red Team’

Some light, some heavier, but all refreshing, these are your “gateway reds” that are perfect for white wine drinkers looking to cross the bridge over to ‘Red Team’. Light-bodied reds can be enjoyed alone, but also pair really well with food thanks to their easy approach.

                                                           

  • Pinot Noir

This dry, light red is probably the most charismatic of all grape varieties, and without any doubt is the hardest to get it right. It has a massive power of seduction, from the charming raspberry and cherry flavours when is drunk young, to wiser and more educated when age appears.

FOOD PAIRING

Excellent with roasted duck(my favourite), pork, chicken, mushrooms.


  • Malbec

In the past 10-15 years, Argentina has made a name for itself as the crowd-favourite red wine that loves food. And if you love chocolate (who doesn’t), this will be the perfect match for that romantic movie and that box of chocolate.

FOOD PAIRING

Chocolate, blue cheeseburger, roasted pork and roasted potatoes.


  • Beaujolais

The red wines are made from Gamay grape and comes from the Beaujolais region in France.

These young and refreshing wines are all people’s pleaser as you can enjoy them either room temperature, or slightly chilled.

A wine that you can drink also while cooking your favourite meal.

FOOD PAIRING

Beautiful match with turkey, tuna, feta cheese and why not dumplings.


  • Cabernet Sauvignon

Is considered the red wine king and without a doubt is enjoyed all over the world and is the first choice to accompany a steak dinner.

FOOD PAIRING

Perfect partner for rich grilled meats, lamb, tortilla chips.


  • Pinotage

Is considered South Africa signature grape variety. You will be delighted when pouring this beautiful wine, discovering a wide range of flavours in the glass, such as raspberry and red liquorice.

FOOD PAIRING

Pinotage goes well with all good food such as sashimi, sushi, ratatouille.



''At the end of the day, you really can’t make a wrong choice.
As long as you pay attention to what it is that you don’t like about a wine
each bottle will get you closer to what you do like.
Take it one glass at a time!''