Lesson details

Red, red wine, you make me feel so fine… and you come in many different varieties, which can be tricky to remember! So the best place to start is with the most commonly grown grape varieties that become the red wines you’re most likely to find on a wine list – Pinot Noir, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.

In this lesson, sommelier Kristene King Thrall explains the most common types of red wine and what you need to know about them.

Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:

  • A beginner’s guide to the red wine superstars
  • The tasting notes for these wines
  • How to pair each with food

Servers and bartenders, bring out your inner somm with help from the experts!


Kristene King Thrall

Kristene King Thrall is a sommelier and Director of Training at Louie’s Wine Dive in Kansas City. As a wine educator, she is passionate about introducing diners to new and exciting brands.

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