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Classic Red Wine for Home Bar

Right now is the perfect time to enjoy a nice glass of red or white wine with your meal. As a result of the wines' lightness and fruitiness, your meal's flavors will be elegantly complemented rather than overwhelmed. Just be cautious not to let them get too warm since it can alter how the fragrance of alcohol affects you later on. Besides, there's no reason why everyone shouldn't drink responsibly, is there?

Red wine comes in a wide range of varieties, and each one has a distinctive flavor profile. It's a good idea to have a few different sorts on hand when setting up a home bar so that you can provide your visitors a varied choices. Here are some traditional red wines that will satisfy any palate.

Cabernet Sauvignon

 This full-bodied wine has intense flavors of blackberry, cassis, and chocolate. It is best enjoyed with rich, hearty dishes like beef stew or lamb shank. Cabernet Sauvignon wines are typically made in France, Chile, and California

Some bottles to try: 

  1. Long Row Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
  2. Devil’s Corner Pinot Noir 750ml
  3. Katherine Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



This is a softer, more approachable red wine. It has flavors of black cherry, plum, and chocolate, and pairs well with grilled meats or pasta dishes with red sauce. Merlot wines are typically made in France and Italy.

We'd like you to try these bottles: 

  1. Jacob’s Creek Cabernet Merlot 750ml
  2. Church Road Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
  3. Wolf Blass Private Release Merlot 750ml

Pinot Noir 

Pinot Noir is a light-bodied wine with delicate flavors of strawberry and roses. It pairs well with lighter fare like poultry or fish. Pinot Noir wines are typically made in France, Oregon, and California. 

Pinot Noir Delights to stock up your home bar: 

  1. Henry and Lucas Pinot Noir 750ml
  2. Leefield Station Pinot Noir 750ml
  3. Ten Miles East Pinot Noir 750ml


Zinfandel  is a medium-bodied red wine with raspberry and pepper notes. It's produced in many different regions, but is most commonly associated with California. It pairs well with grilled meats, BBQ, and spicy dishes.

Some bottles we recommend you to try: 

  1. Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel 750ml 
  2. Turley Old Vines Zinfandel 750ml 
  3. Martha Stoumen Young Vines 750ml



Shiraz, commonly referred to as syrah, is a well-liked red wine. Despite having its spiritual home in France, Syrah has been successfully planted all over the world. Although some qualities remain the same, it expresses itself differently depending on the temperature, soil, and regional style.

Some Shiraz to try: 

  1. De Bortoli de Vivo 750ml 
  2. Taylors Estate Shiraz 750ml
  3. Ten Miles East Pinot Noir 750ml



Malbec, also known as côt, is currently the national grape and emblematic red wine of Argentina and has its origins in Cahors in the Bordeaux region of France. The grapes are sometimes used to create red wine mixes and are also used to create a delicious wine by the same name. Wines from the Malbec region have characteristics of luscious red and purple fruits and, like the majority of other red wines, have a moderately high alcohol content.


Malbec bottles on the top of our list: 

  1. Matriarch & Rogue ‘Jean’ Malbec 750ml 
  2. 2017 Clos de los Siete by Michel Rolland 750ml
  3. Zolo Malbec 750ml

It can be a little difficult to find the perfect wines for your bar. Before investing too substantially in any type of wine, you must comprehend the demographics of the customers who are entering your institution. While certain establishments frequently host important events and therefore have champagne on hand, that might not be the best idea for a sports bar. Each of the wines we've mentioned here should be well-liked at every bar, and they all make excellent additions to a basic wine list.

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