The "Varietals/Wines" section is a place where knowledgable wine people can sharpen their skills, or the novice can "dive-in" and begin educating themselves on the many diiffrent varietals around the world. Our explanation and pronunciation makes it easy to comprehend, and you will find lots of informative facts and information from this section.

The" Varietals/Wines" section describes what type of Wine it is, where it's from, and what food it best pairs with. You will definitely increase your knowledge of varietals, and find it easy to learn while having fun.

These pages are an excellent source of knowledge for anyone starting their wine education or for the well-rounded astute wine aficionado that would like to sharpen their wealth of knowledge.

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  • Cabernet Franc (Cab'-air-nay Fronc)

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Lean cuts of Beef, Cabbage, Charcuterie, Barbecue Chicken, Duck, Eggplant, Baked Ham, Roasted Lamb Loin, Mushrooms, Hearty Red

  • Cabernet Pfeffer (Cab'-er-nay Fef-fur')

    Red | United States of America

    Pairing options : Steak Tartare, Red Sauce Pastas, Meatloaf, Swordfish w/ Harissa

  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Cab'-er-nay Sow'-vin-yaw(n) )

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Aged Blue Cheeses like Cemembert or Stilton, Gouda, Aged Jack cheese, Roasted Chicken, Filet Mignon, Goose, Game Birds, Me

  • Canaiolo (Kah'-nay-Yo'-loh)

    Red | Italy

    Pairing options : Grilled Beef, Braised Lamb, Osso Buco, Risotto with shaved Parmesan, Mushrooms, Wild Turkey, Venison

  • Catarratto (Ca-ta-rat'-toe)

    White | Italy

    Pairing options : Spicy Asian Cuisine such as Thai or Vietnamese, Lightly Pan Seared Chicken Thigh or Breast, Guacamol

  • Carignane (Cah'-reen-nyahn)

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Charcuterie, Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Kabobs, Meatloaf, Pasta with Tomato Sauce, Stuffed Bell Pepper, Grilled H

  • Carmenere (Car-meuh-nair')

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Aged Blue Cheeses like Beemster, Gouda, Jack, Comte, Slow Rotiserrie Chicken, Filet Mignon, Wild Goose, Partridge,

  • Chablis (Shab-lee')

    White | France

    Pairing options : Goat Cheese, Clams, Roasted Chicken, Avocado, Light Butter Sauces,Dover Sole (White Fish) Halibut, Mussels, Oysters, Seafood Risotto,

  • Champagne (Sham-payn)

    White | France

    Pairing options : Apricots, Spicy Asian Cuisine, Bacon, Deviled Eggs, Fried Calamari, Caviar (with a Blanc de Blanc non-oak aged), Cod, Gruyere, Brie

  • Cava (Kah'-va)

    White | Spain

    Pairing options : Dim Sum, Light flakey desserts, quiche, figs, Fried fish, gingered ham, sashimi, Salmon, Tapas, Broth based soups

  • Charbono (Shar'-bo-no)

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Dry Jack Cheese, Pecorino cheese, Rotiserrie Chicken, Braised Duck, Grilled Fish, Honeyed Ham, Pork chop

  • Chardonnay (Shar'don-nay)

    White | France

    Pairing options : Almonds, Bacon, Butter sauce, Lobster, Crab, Catfish, Baked Chicken, Grilled Fish, Polenta, Truffle Risotto, Roasted Salmon, Butte

  • Chasselas (Shass'-la)

    White | Switzerland

    Pairing options : Dried Apricots, Asian Cuisine, Grilled Chicken, Corn, Hazelnuts, Dried Peaches, Braised Pork with Pineappl

  • Chianti (Key-ahn'-tee)

    Red | Italy

    Pairing options : Baked Pasta with tomato sauce such as Lasagna, Braised beef, Mozarella cheese, provolone, pecorino, Parmesan, Roasted Chicken, Grille

  • Chelois (Shel'- Wah)

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Lean Beef, Braised Chicken, Roasted Duck, Eggplant, Lamb, Mushroom Risotto, Grilled Salmon, Pesto, Jambalay

  • Chenin Blanc (Shay'-nan Blawn)

    White | France

    Pairing options : Sauteed Chicken, Grilled Fish, Polenta, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Seered Salmon, Butternut Squash, Tu

  • Colombard (Coll'-um-bar)

    White | France

    Pairing options : Antipasto, Tart Green Apples, Goat Cheese, Muenster Cheese, Fried Chicken, Poached White Fish, Garlic, F

  • Cortese (Cor-tay'-zay)

    White | Italy

    Pairing options : Cheeses such as Pecorino, Stuffed Escargot in Burre on Grilled Flatbread, Caviar, Apricots, Spicy Indian

  • Cinsaut / Cinsault (San'-so)

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Bacon, Barbecued Beef, Hamburgers, Chili, Empanadas, Fajitas, Tandoori Lamb, Braised Lamb, Mushrooms

  • Counoise (Coon-wahz)

    Red | France

    Pairing options : Braised Rabbit, Aged Hard Cheeses such as Gouda, Parmesan, Pecorino, Barbecued Chicken, Chili, Peking Duc