The Beginner’s Guide To

Red Wine

Wine can be complicated but it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a cheat sheet on some of the more popular varieties that you can explore. Still intimidated? Ask one of our ANBL team members for advice or to try a sample.

Merlot

FLAVOURS: Plum, chocolate, black cherry, herbs

MOST COMMONLY PRODUCED IN: California, France, Australia

PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH: Any red meat

Cabernet Sauvignon

FLAVOURS: Black currant, blackberries, plums, baking spices

MOST COMMONLY PRODUCED IN: California, Chile, Australia

PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH: Beef, lamb, hard cheeses

Shiraz

FLAVOURS: Black currant, black pepper, bold spices

MOST COMMONLY PRODUCED IN: California, Chile, Australia

PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH: Steak, game meat, stews

Pinot Noir

FLAVOURS: Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, rose

MOST COMMONLY PRODUCED IN: France, New Zealand, United States

PAIRS PERFECTLY WITH: Salmon, chicken, cream sauces