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Different types of red wine include Beaujolais, zinfandel, pinot noir, valpolicella and cabernet sauvignon. Beaujolais is a wine produced in the Burgundy area of France. It's made from the Gamay grape and has a light, dr... More »

A 6-ounce glass of red table wine contains 5 percent of the recommended daily allowance of iron. However, red wine may reduce the absorption of dietary iron. People whose iron levels are low should consider limiting inta... More »

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 »

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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 »

Milk chocolate and dark chocolate can be paired with red wine, but it is recommended that the wine be sweet rather than dry. Very sweet chocolate is best paired with port, Madiera or other dessert wines, while semi-sweet... More »

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Although merlot and cabernet are both types of red wine, they are actually made from different types of grapes. The chief difference between merlot and cabernet are their taste profiles: Merlot is smoother and more palat... More »

Pinot noir is a good substitute for Burgundy wine, according to Wine Spectator magazine. Burgundy refers to the area of France that produces the wine, although many people simply use the term to refer to a quality red wi... More »