Globe-Trotting Reds

Most of us are comfortable ordering a Pinot Noir, Syrah or Cabernet… but hesitate when the list deepens to lesser-known reds. Here are a few that, while perhaps not well known in the US, are considered classic in the world of wine.



Aglianico from Italy

Blaufränkisch from Austria

Cabernet Franc from Loire, France

Carignan from France

Carménère from Argentina

Dolcetto from Italy

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

Malbec from Argentina

Mourvèdre from Bandol

Nebbiolo from Italy

Nero d’Avola from Sicily, Italy

Petite Sirah from California

Pinotage from South Africa

Sangiovese from Italy

Tannat from France

Tempranillo from Rioja, Spain

Xynomavro from Greece

Zweigelt from Austria