Merlot is a dry red wine that is usually characterized by violet, cherry, orange and plum flavors. It contains less tannins than other types of dry red wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, which means it can be harvested... More »

Some good dry red wines to use for cooking include merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet franc, according to Bon Appetit. When choosing the type of wine to cook with, it's important to consider the ... More »

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One of the sweetest red wines is port wine, which originated in the country of Portugal. This type of wine is often paired with desserts that are rich and made with chocolate. More »

Merlot and pinot noir wines come from different grape varietals, and their flavors are notably different with merlot having a much softer taste than the poignant flavors that mark the pinot noir. Also, pinot noir varieti... More »

Some good dry red wines to use for cooking include merlot, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, shiraz and cabernet franc, according to Bon Appetit. When choosing the type of wine to cook with, it's important to consider the ... More »

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Merlot and Shiraz are red wine varietals that differ in body, flavor profile and growing locations. Merlot tends to be fruit-forward and smooth, while Shiraz tends to be earth-forward with more tannins. More »

There are more than 10,000 varieties of wine grapes that are grown across the world, and there are hundreds of different types, or varietals, of wine, from red wines such as cabernet sauvignon and merlot to white wines s... More »