BOLD RED WINES PERFECT FOR WINTER WEATHER

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Maggie Walters

It’s so easy to get stuck in a wine rut, especially when we’re settling in for cozy winter weather and red wine sipping. At Colonial Wines and Spirits, we’re here to help you celebrate more this wintry season with bold red wines sure to warm you from the inside out – and hopefully inspire you to stray off the familiar wine path!

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Syrah

This full bodied, red wine producing grape variety typically entices red wine drinkers with heady fruit notes of blackberry, cassis and violets intertwined with notes of game and smoke. These wines are a great go-to for stews that occupy dutch ovens during winter months. 

Try:

Kloof Street Swartland Rouge Syrah – dominant red blend from South Africa 

K Vintners Milbrandt Syrah Wahluke Slope, Washington State


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Spanish Reds 

Heavy Spanish reds display bold, rustic characteristics full of baking spices from oak aging! These are wines for cold weather, with notes of tobacco, leather, vanilla, plum, cherry, and dried fig. Spain has been making and drinking wine for nearly 2,000 years- see what the fuss is all about!

Try:

Emilio Moro Ribera Del Duero Tempranillo

Raul Perez La Poulosa Bierzo Mencia – dominant red blend


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Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a region in France that is dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot for some of the most satisfying red wine drinking around. Notes of black cherry, chocolate, black currant, graphite and dried herbs—who doesn’t want to get to know wines from this region? These wines are perfect for sipping by a fire and delving into, and the longer these wines sit in your glass, the more they open up to express layers of complexity you may not have noticed upon first sip!

Try:

La Chapelle de Meyney St Estéphe

Chateau Lamouroux Graves Rouge

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