Red Wine Blends

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byCem/ 21 Sep 2021

Red Wine Blends

Winemaking is considered an art that goes beyond just putting various grape varieties together. There is a rigorous barrel selection process that guarantees the best tasting wines. Whether you are traversing the winebars in Stockholm or having dinner at an upscale restaurant, you have numerous famous blends of the world to choose from.


The quality varies from medium to full-bodied varieties with notes of ingredients such as tobacco, black currants, melon, and gooseberry among others. Such ingredients not only determine the flavour, but also other characteristics such as colour and texture. Perhaps the most essential factor in wine production has to be the ageing process.

Most wineries prefer to age their wine for years in oak barrels as compared to stainless steel vessels. It is considered to impart other qualities such as a distinct flavour as a result of low exposure to oxygen during fermentation. Also, its porous nature enables the blend to lose water and alcohol that concentrates its aroma.

Wine Bars In Stockholm

A majority of the revered wine bars in Sweden are centred in the Old Town within Stockholm which is lined with alleyways built in the 13th century. Some of the popular red wine blends you can try out include Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Alternatively, a Chateauneuf du Pape with raspberry and notes of maraschino cherry will set the mood for an elegant night.