1. Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most prominent grape varieties of red wine on the market. Originally from France, the grape is now also grown in California. The wine has lots of tannins and is classified as medium to full-bodied.
Merlot is a high-alcohol, rich red wine that is low in tannins. The tastes of merlot are wide-ranging and can suggest chocolate or fruity flavors. Merlot is made in France, the United States, Australia, and Chile. Chilean Merlots are known to be of very good quality and have gained recent popularity.
3. Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is a versatile grape variety which is much lighter than other types of red wine. The grape is grown in America, Chile, Australia, and New Zealand. The pinot noir grape is very particular when it comes to soil and climate and so the grape is often in high demand.
4. Syrah or Shiraz
This grape is a big player in the red wine world. Known for its full-bodied taste and heavy tannins with flavors of blackcurrant, pepper, meat or even a kind of tar. The grape is most commonly grown in France and Australia.