Chenin Blanc: The Jack of All Trades

The 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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Viognier: The Countess

The great elegance and class of Viognier gives it its nickname. Viognier’s origin is in the northern section of the

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Pinot Gris: The Two Faces

We call Pinot Gris the “Two Faces” because the styles of Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio (the same grape), are

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Riesling: The German Prince

Riesling is produced all over the world of wine, but in general, it thrives in cool climates. Its home is

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Sauvignon Blanc: The Pixie

We call Sauvignon Blanc the “Pixie” because of its teasing, impish character. Sauvignon Blanc’s home territory is at the eastern

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Zinfandel: The Wanderer

The roads that brought Zinfandel to becoming California’s “own” wine grape were long and convoluted, which is why we call

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Carménère – The Immigrant

A little-used Bordeaux blending grape Introduced to Chile in 1850s and has become Chilean signature grape as varietal Late-ripening, does

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Cabernet Franc: The Companion

Cabernet Franc is one of the Bordeaux blending grapes It is a partner of Merlot in right bank Bordeaux blends

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Malbec: The Tango Partner

Malbec is one of the Bordeaux blending grapes Also called Côt and Auxerrois Small grape with dark berries and thin

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Gamay: It’s Beaujolais

Gamay-based wines are typically light bodied and fruity. Black currant, raspberry, violet, banana, earth. The sole grape of Beaujolais. A

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