Category: Grape Variety

While there are many types of grapes grown throughout the world, there are six grape varieties that are most widely grown around the world to make these wines. There are three main white grape varieties and three main red grape varieties.

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    "Big Six" Wine Grape Varieties

    There are the six grape varieties that are most widely grown around the world. . There are three white grape varieties and three red grape varieties. Read Now
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    Blended vs Non-Blended Wines

    Compares the differences between blended and non-blended wines. The terms non-blended and blended refer to the use of varietal labeling and regional labeling. Read Now
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    Gamay

    Gamay is a French red grape variety. It is known for its light body and simple flavors that is best when consumed young. Read Now
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    Gewurztraminer

    Gewurztraminer means spicy grapes, which describes the intense spiciness of the wine's flavor. Gewurztraminer tends to be both sweet and spicy at the same time which makes it an interesting choice. Read Now
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    Grape Varieties

    Grape varieties are mainly classified in two ways - as either table grapes or wine grapes. Grape varieties can differ in many ways such as color, size, origin of country and flavor. Read Now
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    Grenache

    Grenache grape vines are an abundant producer of fruit. Because this wine is traditionally blended with other wines it makes for a higher than normal alcohol content level. Read Now
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    Petit Verdot

    Petit Verdot is a red wine grape traditionally grown in France's Bordeaux valley. By tradition Petit Verdot is one of the black grape varieties that has been used as a blending wine, specifically in Bordeaux and Cabernet Sauvignon. Read Now
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    Roussanne

    Roussanne is an aromatic, full-bodied and highly acidic white wine. It is a white grape variety associated with the white wines produced in the Northern Rhône region of France. Read Now
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    Tempranillo

    Tempranillo is not often bottled as a stand-alone varietal, but it is frequently used as the base variety in blends. While Tempranillo can have a distinctive character, it can be easily overpowered by oak during the aging process. Read Now
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    Trebbiano

    Trebbiano is commonly used as a base for Brandy. Trebbiano is traditionally a dry and crisp wine, with a fresh and fruity flavor and a bitter almond aftertaste. Another name used for Trebbiano is Ugni Blanc. Read Now
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    Viognier

    The Viognier grape's tendency to develop high sugar with low acid can result in wines with neutral flavors and high alcohol. One of the main appeals of Viognier is its fresh and intense aroma. Read Now
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    White Wine Introduction

    White wines are characterized as crisp, dry, fruity, light, semi-sweet and sweet. White wines are typically a good place for new wine drinkers to start since white wines are initially pleasant to novices and they often tend to be sweeter. Read Now
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