To the white wine drinkers who “only drink white wines,” there ARE red wines you will enjoy. You just have to try them.

In particular, Pinot Noir.

When it comes to Pinot Noir, Ray Walsh of Capitello Wines is the expert. From beginning his career at the well-known King Estate Winery to now having vineyards in New Zealand and Southern Willamette Valley, Ray is taking Pinot Noir (as well as Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris AND desert wines) by storm, winning several awards across the world.

According to Ray, Pinot Noir is “elegant, and not a tannic monster.”

Tannic is the element in wine that leaves your mouth feeling dry. Tannins are mostly found in red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Nebbiolo and Tempranillo, and can be responsible for why white wine drinkers stray away from red wines.

But - Pinot Noir is the exception.

Pinot noir is an elegant red wine that allows you see into it as it offers expressions of the fruit, complexity and depth. A glass of Pinot Noir is going to enjoyable, pretty and according to Ray Walsh, “most importantly, not dry your mouth out. “

So to the white wine drinkers, next time you are out with your friends, adventure out and grab a glass Pinot Noir. It will be good introduction into the world of red wines, I promise.

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