Good Starter Red Wine?!

Question: Good Starter Red Wine!?
My mother has made it a goal to aqcuire the taste for red wines!. She loves whites but hasn't yet developed the palate for the more pungeant reds yet!.

Could anyone recomend a good red on the less dry side!? But not so sweet that it is a dessert wine!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

First!. NEVER drink a "white Zinfandel" it is simply crap, not wine!.
Start with a Beaujolais Villages!. This is a light fruity wine, but it is dry!. Sip the wine with food!. It is not meant to be gullped!.
Work your way up to Rhone, Rioja then Merlot!. Then on to the Zins and Cabernets!. Once Her palate is refined take a trip down the Pinot Noir experience !.!.!.!. a lifetime of tastes in one wine!.!!!!Www@FoodAQ@Com

Option 1: Georgian wines are semi-dry or semi-sweet
Option 2: Some Port and Madeira are sweet!. They contain about twice the alcohol though!. But this is a good bridge to the reds
Option 3: Australian Shiraz, Californian Zinfandel and some merlot tend to be fruitier!.(Not sweet) Ask the salesperson for more detailsWww@FoodAQ@Com

To be honest, I'm very new to wine and don't know too much about the different styles!.

The best advice I can give you!? Have her go to a nicer store that carries a decent selection of wine and ask someone who works there!. Probably doesn't need to be super upscale, just not a shady place!.

In fact, I just bought a bottle of champagne (well sparkling wine actually) at the groccery store today!. I had no idea what to get so I asked and the person was more than happy to help!.

If you are looking for something inexpensive, tell them that too!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

I would recommend a slightly chilled beaujolais!. They are very light and fruitty and where she could chill it, it would be a great transitional wine!. If she gets through that without scars, I would then recommend a U!.S!. Pinot Noir!. Some are incredibly fruit forward with lighter tannins!. If she would like to taste cabs, zins (red of course), Bordeauxs, malbecs, chianti's or shiraz's, make sure she has the proper food to eat with them!. Many of these wines would seem harsh without food for the beginner wine drinker!.

And now for my shameless plug, I teach basic wine skills via home tastings!. If anyone is interested, drop me an email dnilan@comcast!.net!.


carlo rossi burgundy in the jug is a good one, and its inexpensive so you can find it in your grocery store, and if shes just starting a taste for it then add in about 1/3 of the glass of orane soda and then 2/3 wine!.!.!.its good and it mellows out the wine tasteWww@FoodAQ@Com

Any French wineWww@FoodAQ@Com

Popov vodka with Cherry Kool Aid topped off with a few roofiesWww@FoodAQ@Com

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