Best Red Wines of 2012

Best Light Red Wines

Usually scented and juicy, ight reds are perfect foils for fish like salmon, or halibut ishes where gentle tannins are needed. Bright acidity and pure fruit pair well with grilled sausages and wine-braised lentils, or rabbit with Dijon and tarragon sauce

Best Medium Red Wines

Reds with punch make lavourful partners for mellow moussaka, classic coq au vin, a rosy pink-centred seared duck breast, or pancetta-wrapped pork roast


Best Rich Red Wines

Big reds offer bold fruit and powerful tannins that require assertive pairings like classic roast beef, steak and stilton pie, or venison

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