On National Red Wine Day, some suggestions on what to buy to mark the occasion

One of the longtime producers of quality red wines i Pennsylvania is Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown, Berks County.

Today is National Red Wine Day.

Frankly, I wish the day would be celebrated in October rather than late summer, when my desires for medium- and full-bodied reds drop amid all the 90-plus degree days. Frankly, it has been a rose and sparkling summer, and for others a chance to go the slushie route.

Still, I’ll never turn down a bottle of red wine or a chance to sample the wide selection of varietals and blends that are produced internationally.

So in a quick tribute, here are some red wine facts and recommendations.

Courtesy of a quick turnaround from the folks at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits Stores, here are the five red wines that have sold the most over the last 52 weeks, including the name, price, 2018-19 unit sales and 2019-20 unit sales. All but the Woodridge (1.5L) come in .750ml bottles.

Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend, $12.99, 503,513, 623,064

Roscato Rosso Dolce, $10.99, 329,431, 408,960

Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon, $14.99, 263,822, 346,987

Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, $17.99, 202,403, 306,805

Mark West Pinot Noir, $11.99, 238,856, 252,792

Original article: https://www.pennlive.com/food/2020/08/on-national-red-wine-day-some-suggestions-on-what-to-buy-to-mark-the-occasion.html