Assyrtiko: Greek Treasure

ShareTweetPin+1Share Native to Greek island of Santorini Expresses nature of island’s volcanic soil Maintains its acidity as it ripens Bone

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Grüner Veltliner: Jewel of the Danube

ShareTweetPin+1Share Most widely planted grape in Austria, concentrated in northeast along the Danube Large plantings in nearby areas of Moravia

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Verdejo: The Spanish Knight

ShareTweetPin+1Share Native to the Rueda region of Spain High altitude vineyards with calcareous soils and wide diurnal swings Extremely aromatic

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Roussanne: The Redhead

ShareTweetPin+1Share Native to Rhône region of France Unusual russet color when ripe Warm climates – rich wines – flavors of

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Torrontés – The Mountain Goat

ShareTweetPin+1ShareArgentina – White Torrontés   –Thrives in northern Salta province of Argentina –Extremely high altitude (highest vineyards in the world

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Albariño: The Mermaid

ShareTweetPin+1Share Native to Galicia in northwest Spain and northwest Portugal. Plantings in cooler areas of California, New Zealand, Uruguay, Argentina.

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Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains: The Sweetheart

ShareTweetPin+1Share Small round berries Ripens early One of the world’s oldest grapes One of the few wines that taste like

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Gewurztraminer: The Spice Box

ShareTweetPin+1Share Very aromatic, spicy lychee, floral, rose, passion fruit, savory finish High natural sugar, results in… Off-dry and/or High alcohol

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Sémillon: The Courtesan

ShareTweetPin+1ShareSémillon gets its title because when lovingly produced it is downright sexy. Dry and sweet wines France, Sauternes, Bordeaux Blanc

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Chenin Blanc: The Jack of All Trades

ShareTweetPin+1ShareThe title is a reference to Chenin’s versatility. Chenin Blanc’s original home is the Loire Valley of France, especially the

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