Red blends. We know what that means, right? It’s a code word for sweet red wine. While it may not infact be official, that is painfully close to the truth. Increasing these proprietary red blends from california, and now the world, come laden with enough sugar for dessert. that is an exaggeration, but the truth is that these wines should come with a warning sticker.
I know sweet red wines are popular, and I applaud their proliferation. Anything that gets more people interested in wine is a good thing, but who is getting into wine with $20 sweet red wines. Now I’ not saying there is no place for these wines, but we should have more to go on than simple the red Blend moniker to warn us of what may be in store.