If you’ve ever been to a restaurant with a plethora of wine options, it can be a bit tricky to know which wine is right for you. At Strega by Nick Varano, our staff is at the ready to help you select a glass of wine for your next meal. One of the biggest questions people have regarding wine is, “What’s the difference between blush and red wine?” Our wine experts are here to provide you with answers.
Blush wine is often referred to as rosé wine or pink wine, and regardless of what you call it, blush wine is absolutely sensational with cheeses, salads and shellfish. The same grapes are used when making blush wines as in red, but the skin is removed just a few hours before being in contact with the juice; this in turn makes the pink hue. Similar to white wine, blush wines do not have a lot of tannins which means they can’t be aged like red wine.
Red wines can truly complement any meal, especially a hearty steak as this type of wine complements the richness. When it comes to health concerns, red wines offer many benefits including the prevention of heart disease, strokes and some forms of cancer, however, do not rely solely on wine. It’s still important to note that red wine should be consumed in moderation. Again, the major difference between blush wine and red wine is the amount of tannins. Tannins play a major factor in the integrity of wine and they are what gives wine its texture. In fact, tannins are what makes red wine so delicious after its aged and they’re why white wine tastes so smooth once opened.
Explore Our Wine List at Strega by Nick Varano
At Strega by Nick Varano, we’re never short on friendly-staff, authentic Italian cuisine and wine. Stop in and join us at the bar after work and sip on a glass of Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. If you’re ordering a pasta dish like our Tortelloni Alla Panna or Bucatini All’ Amatricana, come sip on one of our glasses of red wine including our 2012 Parducci, Pinot Noir or 2013 Diseno, Malbec.