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- Charbono - An Italian style red grape used mostly in California to produce robust, richly flavored red wines.
- Charbono is a black-skinned variety that is found almost exclusively in Napa Valley, California.
- Charbono is a cousin of Barbera, fairly tannic with medium to full body.
- Charbono is a dedicated wine drinker's wine.
- Charbono is a distinctive original, rare and endangered, hopelessly d--mod--.
- Alicante Bouschet is a red grape.
- Alicante Bouschet is a red wine variety that is falling from favour in most areas of the world, including Australia, where it is grown.
- Alicante Bouschet is a very productive grape that can bear crops as large as 12 tons per acre and must be controlled from its tendency to over crop.
- Alicante Bouschet is a wine grape variety that has been widely cultivated since 1866.
- Alicante Bouschet is one notable descendant.
- Grape varieties are developed by hybridising different "parent" vines.
- The grape varieties are mostly the same as those used on the Right bank of Bordeaux.
- Grape growing is a year-round job.
- Grape growing is a highly capital intensive project, concerted efforts are required to reduce the rate of interest to 6 or 7% from the present 10-13%.
- Grape growing is one of the ancient branches of economic activities of people in Georgia.
- Grape growing is the only economic resource of the village, which has just 250 inhabitants, and 4 producers.
- Aglianico is a fairly recent discovery for me in the last couple of years.
- Aglianico is a grape of a very ancient heritage.
- Aglianico is a deep ruby red grape variety found mostly in the Bascilicata and Campagnia regions of southern Italy and in the Molise region of central Italy.
- Aglianico is a local black variety.
- Aglianico is a long lived varietal, with better examples improving in bottle for decades.
- BACO NOIR is a red French-American hybrid created by breeding FOLLE BLANCHE (vitis vinifera) with a native American vine (vitis riparia).
- Baco Noir - A French-American hybrid developed by French hybridizer Maurice Baco by crossing folle blanche with a native American vine.
- Baco Noir is a cross of Folle Blanche and a Vitis riparia made by Francois Baco in 1902.
- Baco Noir is a hybrid.
- Baco Noir is a non-foxy, fruity, leafy, easy drinking wine; Chancellor, a light, simple and fruity drink.
- BARBERA - A noble red grape of northern Italy, especially Piedmont; also grown in California and used for blending.
- BARBERA - A red grape that makes dark, astringent but full-bodied, fruity wine high in tannin.
- Barbera - A noble red grape used to make hearty red wines in the Piedmonte of Northwestern Italy and also in California.
- Barbera - The Barbera grape occupies nearly 35% of Piedmont ’s 53,000 hectares of vineyards.
- Barbera - The most widely grown red wine grape of Piedmont and Southern Lombardy, most famously around the towns of Asti and Alba, and Pavia.
- CABERNET FRANC - A red wine grape usually used for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
- Cabernet Franc is a classic European red wine grape variety that is primarily used for blending in French Bordeaux.
- Cabernet Franc is a fruitier relation of Cabernet Sauvignon, less herbaceous, lighter color, and less tannin.
- Cabernet Franc is a grape-variety which gives small bunches of tiny blackberries.
- Cabernet Franc is a major component of Bordeaux wines, many of which are world class.
- A Cabernet Sauvignon is an ex ample of a full-bodied wine; a Sauvignon Blanc is a light - or medium-bodied wine.
- A Cabernet Sauvignon is an example of a full-bodied wine.
- A Cabernet Sauvignon is an example of a full-bodied wine; a Sauvignon Blanc is a light- or medium-bodied wine.
- CABERNET SAUVIGNON - One of the primary grape varieties used in Bordeaux, and successfully grown in many countries.
- CABERNET SAUVIGNON is the acknowledged "king" of red grapes in the Napa Valley.
- Carmenere is a Bordeaux grape which is also used in Bordeaux-style blends produced in the United States.
- Carmenere is a blending grape but does show up these days as a single-grape wine.
- Carmenere is a good blending grape but makes undistinguished wines when bottled as a single varietal.
- Carmenere is a grape variety that is often confused with Merlot.
- Carmenere is a member of the Cabernet family of grapes originating in Medoc, Bordeaux.
- Carignan is a red grape variety widely planted in Languedoc Roussillon and Provence.
- Carignan is a red grape variety widely planted.
- Carignan is a chronic bed wetter and has an imaginary friend, Paul.
- Carignan is a hot country vine-variety, it does not like damp.
- Carignan is a late budding and ripening grape which requires a warm climate in order to achieve full ripeness.
- Chambourcin is a black grape that produces a red wine often compared to Merlot.
- Chambourcin is a French Hybrid red wine grape variety which has only been available since the 1960s.
- Chambourcin is a French hybrid variety that has become extremely popular because of its adaptability to the Atlantic coast weather.
- Chambourcin is a fairly vigorous vine which naturally wants to produce more grapes than is optimal for good wine production.
- Chambourcin is a full-bodied red wine made in the traditional manner, using the varietal grape Chambourcin.
- Chardonel is a cold-climate-friendly hybrid born of chardonnay and seyval blanc, a grape that is itself a hybrid of two distinct species.
- Chardonel is a cross between the noted Chardonnay and Seyval grapes.
- Chardonel is a hybrid of the famed Chardonnay grape and the French-American hybrid Seyval Blanc.
- Chardonel is a hybrid wine grape that resulted from a cross of Seyval and Chardonnay made in 1953.
- Chardonel is a late ripening white wine grape which can produce a high quality wine with varietal character.
- CHARDONNAY is the most widely planted grape variety in the Napa Valley which arguably produces the best California white wines.
- Chardonnay - A native of Burgundy, this variety is widely planted throughout the New World.
- Chardonnay - A native of Burgundy, this variety's widely planted throughout the New World.
- Chardonnay - One of the world's most well known and noble white grape varieties that produces possibly the most popular medium to full-bodied white wines.
- Chardonnay - One of the world's most well-known white wine grapes.
- CHENIN BLANC - A very versatile white wine grape known in many areas of the world and called Steen in South Africa.
- CHENIN BLANC is the white grape variety of Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France.
- CHENIN BLANC: A widely grown white - wine grape variety, known as Steen in South Africa, and Pineau de la Loire in the Loire region of France.
- Chenin Blanc - A grape of French origin that produces excellent white wines.
- Chenin Blanc - A versatile, noble, French white wine grape used to make the famous dry, slightly sweet whites of the Loire Valley.
- A concord grape is an American hybrid from the eastern and mid-western U.S. and Canada that makes sweet wines with a foxy aroma.
- Concord grape is a grape from the native American cultivar Vitis labrusca.
- The Concord Grape is a hybrid of the native New England fox grape (Vitis labrusca).
- The Concord Grape is a mighty cultivar.
- The Concord Grape is a tough and dependable plant that produces nickel size purple grapes that have thick skins and a sweet, strong grape flavor.
- DOLCETTO - A red grape grown in Piedmont ( Italy), this produces soft, dry wines with low acidity.
- Although the name "Dolcetto" (a diminutive of the Italian dolce meaning "sweet") might lead you to believe it to a sweet wine, it is in fact quite dry.
- Although the name "Dolcetto" (a diminutive of the Italian dolce meaning "sweet") might lead you to believe it to be a sweet wine, it is in fact quite dry.
- DOLCETTO - A low-acid red grape variety grown in Piedmont, Italy.
- DOLCETTO: One of most cultivated grape in Piemonte (Italy).
- Durif is a variety of red wine grape primarily grown in California, Australia, France, and Israel.
- Durif is a cross between Peloursin and Syrah.
- Durif is a cross breed between the lesser known Peloursin and Syrah.
- Durif is a rare red grape variety brought to Rutherglen from France in 1908 by the eminent Australian viticulturalist Francois de Castella.
- Durif was common in the southern French regions of Languedoc, Provence and Vin de Pays though it is rarely seen today.
- GAMAY - A red grape best known for producing the fruity wines of Beaujolais.
- Gamay is a fruity, very fragrant wine, and can have a considerable amount of subtlety when produced well.
- Gamay is a hardy, quite productive grape that does best in warm climates, but especially on acidic, granite soils.
- Gamay is a heavy-cropper which is at its best on the granite slopes of the Beaujolais.
- Gamay is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wine s, most famously grown in Beaujolais.
- Garganega is a respectable local grape that turns up in several wines of the Veneto.
- Garganega - The main grape varietal for wines labeled Soave, this is a crisp, dry white wine from the Veneto wine region of Italy.
- Garganega is a late-ripening and extremely vigorous vine, with medium sized, pentagonal leaves with pronounced notches.
- Garganega is a variety of white wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North East Italy, particularly in the provinces of Verona and Vicenza.
- Garganega is a variety of white wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North East Italy.
- Gouais Blanc is a Croatian grape brought to Burgundy by the Romans.
- Gouais Blanc is a Croatian grape, brought to Burgundy by the Romans, which used to be the most widely planted white grape in Germany and eastern France.
- Gouais Blanc is a wine grape varietal .
- Gouais Blanc was grown by the peasants in the less favoured sites, next to the better vineyards growing Pinot for their masters.
- Gouais Blanc was never really very not popular in its own and is almost extinct .
- GRENACHE - A red grape, usually blended into ros-s and pale but fruity reds.
- GRENACHE - A red grape widely grown around the world.
- GRENACHE: A grape variety found widely grown in Spain, (where it is known under the name Garnacha), the south of France and also in California.
- Grenache is a fruity red grape, grown successfully in Washington's Columbia Valley appellations.
- Grenache is a key ingredient in Rioja, where blending with Tempranillo creates a robust, hearty red.
- LAGREIN: A red-wine grape grown mainly in Italy's Trentino Alto Adige region.
- Lagrein is a grape type with a structure not too dissimilar from Cabernet.
- Lagrein is a late ripening varietal and needs these kinds of climatic conditions to reach its full maturity.
- Lagrein is a late-ripening vine, therefore needs warmer climates to develop.
- Lagrein is a little known Italian variety, in fact it is from North East of Italy.
- Lambrusco is a wine possessing many remarkable and original qualities and occupies a unique position among wines in general.
- Lambrusco is a red grape variety found in the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions of northern Italian.
- Lambrusco - A fizzy, usually red, dry to sweet wine produced from Lambrusco grapes in regions of northern Italy.
- Lambrusco is a delight to drink in the summer.
- Lambrusco is a grape varietal of the vitis vinifera species.
- MALBEC - A red wine grape that is used for blending in many Bordeaux wines.
- Malbec - A smooth and plummy variety from Argentina.
- Malbec - One of six varieties for making red wine in the Bordeaux region of France.
- Malbec - The name Malbec came from the surname of a Hungarian peasant who first spread the variety throughout France and then further afield.
- Malbec is a black grape variety originally brought to France by a Hungarian peasant, where it was grown in the Loire Valle and Cahors.
- Malvasia is a semi-classic grape of ancient, probably Greek origin.
- Malvasia is also used in the production of some light red wines, high in alcohol and residual sugar.
- Malvasia is one of the four styles of Madeira.
- Malvasia is one of the most ancient grape varieties, and is thought by some to be a member of the aromatic Muscat family.
- Malvasia is one of two white grapes allowed in Chianti's blend, Trebbiano being the other.
- MERLOT - A dark rich grape producing a dry, smooth wine of excellent character.
- MERLOT - A red wine grape grown throughout the world.
- MERLOT - A red wine grape that continues to build a large consumer following in all areas of the world.
- Merlot - The most famous producer of French merlot wines is Chateau Petrus, whose 1990 bottling sells for about $1,700 a bottle.
- Merlot - The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux, the red grape Merlot is also grown in most of the same places as Cabernet Sauvignon.
- Muscadelle is a white wine grape.
- MUSCADELLE - A white grape variety used to produce sweet and dry wines in Bordeaux.
- MUSCADELLE is used occasionally to add a fine floral note to dry whites.
- Muscadelle is a white grape-variety from the Bordeaux region.
- Muscadelle is one of the three authorized blending grapes for the production of white Bordeaux (along with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon).
- NEBBIOLO - A dark, red grape native to the region of Piedmont, Italy.
- Nebbiolo - The grape is thought to derive its name from the piedmontese word nebia which means fog.
- Nebbiolo - The most noble of Italy's varietals.
- Nebbiolo is a difficult grape to grow and process.
- Nebbiolo is a difficult grape to grow well.
- PETIT VERDOT is a minor varietal, but still a favourite in the Medoc.
- Petit Verdot is a late-ripening red wine grape from Bordeaux.
- Petit Verdot is a minor component of many Left Bank Bordeaux wines (usually less than 5%).
- Petit Verdot is a red grape classic in Bordeaux blends.
- Petit Verdot is a variety of grape, used principally in blends to give more apparent aroma to Cabernet dominated wines.
- Pinotage is a cross - not a hybrid.
- PINOTAGE - A red grape that is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault.
- Pinotage is a 1920s cross between France's Cinsaut -- from Languedoc -- and Burgundy's Pinot Noir.
- Pinotage is a blend between the Pinot Noir and Cinsault varieties.
- Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault created in South Africa in 1925 by Abraham Izak Perold, a professor at Stellenbosch University.
- Pinot Blanc - A dry, full white wine similar to Chardonnay, but the Pinot Blanc is typically medium in body and sometimes has a melon scent.
- Pinot Blanc - A medium bodied, delicate wine with an elegant soft flavour and velvety fragrance.
- Pinot Blanc is a mutant of Pinot Gris and is rich 'm sugar, has ideal acidity and a regular fertility.
- Pinot Blanc is a mutation of Pinot Gris that used to be widely planted in Burgundy.
- Pinot Blanc is a variation of Pinot Gris and related to Pinot Noir.
- PINOT GRIS - A white wine grape that produces soft and gently perfumed wines.
- Pinot Gris is a French grape, but it's best known for its Italian personality, as Pinot Grigio.
- Pinot Gris is a clone of Pinot Noir, grown in France, Germany, Austria and along the west coast of the US. It's also known as Rulander or Grauer Burgunder.
- Pinot Gris is a darkly colored white wine grape that evolved from the Pinot Noir.
- Pinot Gris is a grape variety from the Pinot family.
- PINOT MEUNIER - A dark-colored red grape grown in the Champagne region of France.
- Pinot Meunier : A close variety of the Pinot Noir, this red grape is one of the Champagne trio.
- Pinot Meunier is a cultivar of ancient origins and has long been considered a periclinal mutant of Pinot noir.
- Pinot Meunier is a moderately high-vigor variety that can be planted in unrestricted soil.
- Pinot Meunier is a mutation of Pinot Noir that was already known in the 16th century.
- PINOT NOIR - A red grape used to make the great red wines of the Côte D'Or in Burgundy.
- PINOT NOIR - The noble red grape that produces all the great red Burgundies.
- PINOT NOIR is an incredibly complex and rich grape when grown in Burgundy.
- Pinot Noir - The king of Burgundy but notoriously difficult to grow elsewhere.
- Pinot Noir - The most finicky of grapes producing the widest range of quality.
- Prosecco is a grape variety from the Friuli region in north-east Italy.
- Prosecco is a dry to softly sweet white, almost always sparkling.
- Prosecco is a fruit driven wine and it is the quality of the fruit flavors that define the best wines from this region.
- Prosecco is a perfect drink for a summer dinner party, a wedding toast or at the beginning of a meal to titillate the palate.
- Prosecco is a sparkling wine from the Veneto region of Italy.
- Roussanne is a difficult grape to grow and an even harder grape to produce as a varietal.
- ROUSSANNE - A white grape variety grown in the northern Rhône Valley of France.
- ROUSSANNE: Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region.
- Roussanne is a challenging grape in both the vineyard and winery.
- Roussanne is a fragile variety, susceptible to rot and powdery mildew however, it is favoured for its high level of acidity and fine aging characteristics.
- SANGIOVESE - The dominant red wine grape of Tuscany ( Italy), used for producing Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montalcino, and Carmignano.
- SANGIOVESE - A widely-planted red grape variety in Italy used mostly for making Chianti and the fine reds of Tuscany.
- SANGIOVESE: The most important historical red grape vine, famous in the world for its member to Chianti and Supertuscany.
- Sangiovese - A red-wine grape grown in the Tuscany region of Italy.
- Sangiovese - The all important red-wine grape of Tuscany in central Italy, and the key to producing the infamous Chianti.
- SAUVIGNON BLANC - A white grape grown in the Bordeaux and Loire regions of France as well as in California, South America, and New Zealand.
- A Sauvignon Blanc is a light or medium-bodied wine.
- SAUVIGNON BLANC - A white grape widely planted throughout the world, producing wines that range from dry or sweet.
- Sauvignon Blanc - A dry, medium bodied delicate wine which is growing in popularity.
- Sauvignon Blanc - An excellent white-wine grape that rivals Chardonnay and the Reisling.
- A scuppernong is a large type of Muscadine , a type of grape native to the present-day southeastern United States .
- A scuppernong is a large type of muscadine, a type of grape native to the southeastern United States.
- Scuppernong is a type of Muscadine grape.
- Scuppernong is a very unsual grape.
- Scuppernong is one of the bronze varieties included in the muscadine category.
- Silvaner is a white wine grape that originally came from Austria, but is now most associated with Germany wine production.
- Silvaner is a full-bodied white German wine produced by grapes of the same name.
- Silvaner is a parent in a wide variety of Germany's modern vine crossings such as Bacchus, Ehrenfelser, Morio-Muskat, Optima, Rieslaner and Scheurebe.
- Silvaner is a variety of white wine grape grown in Alsace and Germany.
- Silvaner is a white wine grape variety.
- Tempranillo is a black grape with a thick skin.
- Later, according to the Roman writer Columella, wines were grown all over Spain, yet there are only scattered references to the name "Tempranillo".
- TEMPRANILLO - A red grape grown in Spain noted for it's thick skin and the deeply colored wine it produces.
- Tempranillo is a Spanish variety that produces a red wine that matures quickly and can be ready for drinking in the year of vintage.
- Tempranillo is a grape native to northern Spain and widely cultivated as far south as La Mancha.
- Touriga Nacional is a variety of red wine grape, considered by many to be Portugal 's finest.
- Touriga Nacional - An aromatic grape commonly used for making Port.
- Touriga Nacional - The number one port grape it’s vines produce small berries and have relatively low yields.
- Touriga Nacional is a variety of wine grape used predominantly to make port, and considered by many to be Portugal's finest grape.
- Touriga Nacional is an early maturing grape that makes wines of especially deep color, intense fruity aroma and tannin.
- Traminette is a hybrid grape, very winter hardy and disease resistant.
- The Traminette was ginger-like, with just a touch of sugar to foil the heat of the dish.
- Traminette is a cross of the French American hybrid Joannes Seyve 23.416 and the German Vitis viniferia cultivar Gew--rztraminer made by Herb C. Barrett ca.
- Traminette is a mid-season white wine grape with good productivity and partial resistance to several fungal diseases.
- Traminette is a new grape variety developed by Cornell University.
- Trebbiano is a grape variety that probably makes more white wine in the world than any other.
- TREBBIANO - A widely planted white wine grape in Italy, also known as Ugni Blanc in France.
- Trebbiano is a grape variety grown in many, many locations.
- Trebbiano is a major component in many wines, including Verdicchio.
- Trebbiano is a quaffer meant to be enjoyed immediately.
- The Verdelho is the most difficult of the -Noble- vines to reproduce in Madeira.
- Verdelho - The earliest recorded planting of Verdelho is from Portugal in the 15th century.
- Verdelho - the fad grape of the 90’s, now largely confined to the restaurant trade, & being usurped by Pinot Gris.
- Verdelho is a Portuguese variety which performs well in Australia and is used to produce dry, sweet and fortified wine styles.
- Verdelho is a bit sweet er, and a great accompaniment with cream soups.
* Bacchus Grape
* Bastardo Grape
* Cayuga White
* De Chaunac
* Folle Blanche
* Kay Gray
* Melon De Bourgogne
* Muscat Grape
* Niagara Grape
* Pascal Blanc
* Ruby Cabernet
* Seibel Grapes
* Seyval Blanc
* Shiraz Grape
* Table Grape
* Touriga Francesa
* Trousseau Gris
* Vitis Aestivalis
* Vitis Californica
* Vitis Cinerea
* Vitis Labrusca
* Vitis Riparia
* Vitis Rupestris
* Vitis Vinifera
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