Red wine is a type of wine that is made from the fermentation of dark-colored grapes, typically red or black varieties. Unlike white wine, red wine involves fermenting the grape juice together with the grape skins, which gives the wine its characteristic red color, tannins, and flavors. Red wines can range in color from light red to deep purple, and their flavors can vary from light and fruity to rich and robust.
Red wine is typically served at room temperature or slightly below. It pairs well with a wide range of foods, including red meats, game, pasta dishes, and aged cheeses. The tannins in red wine can help cut through fatty or rich flavors, making it a popular choice for pairing with hearty dishes.