The contents of bioactive compounds such as phenolic compounds, anthocyanins and mineral elements in red wines, semi-dry and semi-sweet wines product, selected from different European countries (Bulgaria, Italy, France, Spain) were analyzed and compared. It was found that the origin of wines had a significant impact or effect on the contents of bioactive compounds in the analyzed red wines. The highest content of phenolic compounds was found in dry wines. The French and Spanish wines had the highest content of anthocyanins. On the other hand, the highest concentration of copper was found in the Italian wines, zinc in the French wines, while the iron was the highest in the Spanish wines.
red wine, phenolic compounds, anthocyanins, mineral elements, bioactive compounds