Tag Archives: Non-French Grapes

Food & Wine Thursdays: A Brief Word About Our Infatuation With French Grape Varietals

The current wine world is one in which all of those grape varietals deemed “normal” by not just the wine-drinking public but also many (alleged) wine journalists and sommeliers are those grapes bearing French names: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Food & Wine Thursdays: New World Adventures in Non-Gallic Varietals

The vast majority of current international grape varietals–which is to say, grape varietals which have found homes in regions other than where they originated–are French in origin. These are the grapes that even the most casual wine drinker knows: Cabernet … Continue reading

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