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  1. Charbono - An Italian style red grape used mostly in California to produce robust, richly flavored red wines.
  2. Charbono is a black-skinned variety that is found almost exclusively in Napa Valley, California.
  3. Charbono is a cousin of Barbera, fairly tannic with medium to full body.
  4. Charbono is a dedicated wine drinker's wine. (Web site)
  5. Charbono is a distinctive original, rare and endangered, hopelessly d--mod--.

Alicante Bouschet

  1. Alicante Bouschet is a red grape.
  2. Alicante Bouschet is a red wine variety that is falling from favour in most areas of the world, including Australia, where it is grown.
  3. 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. (Web site)
  4. Alicante Bouschet is a wine grape variety that has been widely cultivated since 1866. (Web site)
  5. Alicante Bouschet is one notable descendant.

Grape Varieties

  1. Grape varieties are developed by hybridising different "parent" vines. (Web site)
  2. The grape varieties are mostly the same as those used on the Right bank of Bordeaux.

Grape Growing

  1. Grape growing is a year-round job.
  2. 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%. (Web site)
  3. Grape growing is one of the ancient branches of economic activities of people in Georgia.
  4. Grape growing is the only economic resource of the village, which has just 250 inhabitants, and 4 producers.


  1. Aglianico is a fairly recent discovery for me in the last couple of years.
  2. Aglianico is a grape of a very ancient heritage.
  3. 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. (Web site)
  4. Aglianico is a local black variety.
  5. Aglianico is a long lived varietal, with better examples improving in bottle for decades. (Web site)

Baco Noir

  1. BACO NOIR is a red French-American hybrid created by breeding FOLLE BLANCHE (vitis vinifera) with a native American vine (vitis riparia).
  2. Baco Noir - A French-American hybrid developed by French hybridizer Maurice Baco by crossing folle blanche with a native American vine. (Web site)
  3. Baco Noir is a cross of Folle Blanche and a Vitis riparia made by Francois Baco in 1902.
  4. Baco Noir is a hybrid. (Web site)
  5. Baco Noir is a non-foxy, fruity, leafy, easy drinking wine; Chancellor, a light, simple and fruity drink.


  1. BARBERA - A noble red grape of northern Italy, especially Piedmont; also grown in California and used for blending.
  2. BARBERA - A red grape that makes dark, astringent but full-bodied, fruity wine high in tannin.
  3. Barbera - A noble red grape used to make hearty red wines in the Piedmonte of Northwestern Italy and also in California.
  4. Barbera - The Barbera grape occupies nearly 35% of Piedmont ’s 53,000 hectares of vineyards. (Web site)
  5. Barbera - The most widely grown red wine grape of Piedmont and Southern Lombardy, most famously around the towns of Asti and Alba, and Pavia. (Web site)

Cabernet Franc

  1. CABERNET FRANC - A red wine grape usually used for blending with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
  2. Cabernet Franc is a classic European red wine grape variety that is primarily used for blending in French Bordeaux. (Web site)
  3. Cabernet Franc is a fruitier relation of Cabernet Sauvignon, less herbaceous, lighter color, and less tannin.
  4. Cabernet Franc is a grape-variety which gives small bunches of tiny blackberries.
  5. Cabernet Franc is a major component of Bordeaux wines, many of which are world class. (Web site)

Cabernet Sauvignon

  1. A Cabernet Sauvignon is an ex ample of a full-bodied wine; a Sauvignon Blanc is a light - or medium-bodied wine.
  2. A Cabernet Sauvignon is an example of a full-bodied wine.
  3. A Cabernet Sauvignon is an example of a full-bodied wine; a Sauvignon Blanc is a light- or medium-bodied wine.
  4. CABERNET SAUVIGNON - One of the primary grape varieties used in Bordeaux, and successfully grown in many countries.
  5. CABERNET SAUVIGNON is the acknowledged "king" of red grapes in the Napa Valley.


  1. Carmenere is a Bordeaux grape which is also used in Bordeaux-style blends produced in the United States.
  2. Carmenere is a blending grape but does show up these days as a single-grape wine. (Web site)
  3. Carmenere is a good blending grape but makes undistinguished wines when bottled as a single varietal. (Web site)
  4. Carmenere is a grape variety that is often confused with Merlot.
  5. Carmenere is a member of the Cabernet family of grapes originating in Medoc, Bordeaux. (Web site)


  1. Carignan is a red grape variety widely planted in Languedoc Roussillon and Provence.
  2. Carignan is a red grape variety widely planted.
  3. Carignan is a chronic bed wetter and has an imaginary friend, Paul.
  4. Carignan is a hot country vine-variety, it does not like damp. (Web site)
  5. Carignan is a late budding and ripening grape which requires a warm climate in order to achieve full ripeness.


  1. Chambourcin is a black grape that produces a red wine often compared to Merlot. (Web site)
  2. Chambourcin is a French Hybrid red wine grape variety which has only been available since the 1960s. (Web site)
  3. Chambourcin is a French hybrid variety that has become extremely popular because of its adaptability to the Atlantic coast weather.
  4. Chambourcin is a fairly vigorous vine which naturally wants to produce more grapes than is optimal for good wine production. (Web site)
  5. Chambourcin is a full-bodied red wine made in the traditional manner, using the varietal grape Chambourcin. (Web site)


  1. Chardonel is a cold-climate-friendly hybrid born of chardonnay and seyval blanc, a grape that is itself a hybrid of two distinct species. (Web site)
  2. Chardonel is a cross between the noted Chardonnay and Seyval grapes. (Web site)
  3. Chardonel is a hybrid of the famed Chardonnay grape and the French-American hybrid Seyval Blanc.
  4. Chardonel is a hybrid wine grape that resulted from a cross of Seyval and Chardonnay made in 1953.
  5. Chardonel is a late ripening white wine grape which can produce a high quality wine with varietal character. (Web site)


  1. CHARDONNAY is the most widely planted grape variety in the Napa Valley which arguably produces the best California white wines.
  2. Chardonnay - A native of Burgundy, this variety is widely planted throughout the New World. (Web site)
  3. Chardonnay - A native of Burgundy, this variety's widely planted throughout the New World.
  4. 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.
  5. Chardonnay - One of the world's most well-known white wine grapes.

Chenin Blanc

  1. CHENIN BLANC - A very versatile white wine grape known in many areas of the world and called Steen in South Africa.
  2. CHENIN BLANC is the white grape variety of Vouvray in the Loire Valley of France.
  3. 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. (Web site)
  4. Chenin Blanc - A grape of French origin that produces excellent white wines. (Web site)
  5. Chenin Blanc - A versatile, noble, French white wine grape used to make the famous dry, slightly sweet whites of the Loire Valley.

Concord Grape

  1. 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. (Web site)
  2. Concord grape is a grape from the native American cultivar Vitis labrusca.
  3. The Concord Grape is a hybrid of the native New England fox grape (Vitis labrusca).
  4. The Concord Grape is a mighty cultivar.
  5. 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.


  1. DOLCETTO - A red grape grown in Piedmont ( Italy), this produces soft, dry wines with low acidity.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. DOLCETTO - A low-acid red grape variety grown in Piedmont, Italy.
  5. DOLCETTO: One of most cultivated grape in Piemonte (Italy).


  1. Durif is a variety of red wine grape primarily grown in California, Australia, France, and Israel. (Web site)
  2. Durif is a cross between Peloursin and Syrah. (Web site)
  3. Durif is a cross breed between the lesser known Peloursin and Syrah.
  4. Durif is a rare red grape variety brought to Rutherglen from France in 1908 by the eminent Australian viticulturalist Francois de Castella. (Web site)
  5. Durif was common in the southern French regions of Languedoc, Provence and Vin de Pays though it is rarely seen today. (Web site)


  1. GAMAY - A red grape best known for producing the fruity wines of Beaujolais.
  2. Gamay is a fruity, very fragrant wine, and can have a considerable amount of subtlety when produced well. (Web site)
  3. Gamay is a hardy, quite productive grape that does best in warm climates, but especially on acidic, granite soils.
  4. Gamay is a heavy-cropper which is at its best on the granite slopes of the Beaujolais.
  5. Gamay is a purple-colored grape variety used to make red wine s, most famously grown in Beaujolais. (Web site)


  1. Garganega is a respectable local grape that turns up in several wines of the Veneto.
  2. Garganega - The main grape varietal for wines labeled Soave, this is a crisp, dry white wine from the Veneto wine region of Italy. (Web site)
  3. Garganega is a late-ripening and extremely vigorous vine, with medium sized, pentagonal leaves with pronounced notches. (Web site)
  4. 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.
  5. Garganega is a variety of white wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region of North East Italy. (Web site)

Gouais Blanc

  1. Gouais Blanc is a Croatian grape brought to Burgundy by the Romans.
  2. 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.
  3. Gouais Blanc is a wine grape varietal .
  4. Gouais Blanc was grown by the peasants in the less favoured sites, next to the better vineyards growing Pinot for their masters.
  5. Gouais Blanc was never really very not popular in its own and is almost extinct . (Web site)


  1. GRENACHE - A red grape, usually blended into ros-s and pale but fruity reds.
  2. GRENACHE - A red grape widely grown around the world.
  3. 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. (Web site)
  4. Grenache is a fruity red grape, grown successfully in Washington's Columbia Valley appellations. (Web site)
  5. Grenache is a key ingredient in Rioja, where blending with Tempranillo creates a robust, hearty red. (Web site)


  1. LAGREIN: A red-wine grape grown mainly in Italy's Trentino Alto Adige region.
  2. Lagrein is a grape type with a structure not too dissimilar from Cabernet. (Web site)
  3. Lagrein is a late ripening varietal and needs these kinds of climatic conditions to reach its full maturity.
  4. Lagrein is a late-ripening vine, therefore needs warmer climates to develop.
  5. Lagrein is a little known Italian variety, in fact it is from North East of Italy. (Web site)


  1. Lambrusco is a wine possessing many remarkable and original qualities and occupies a unique position among wines in general.
  2. Lambrusco is a red grape variety found in the Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna regions of northern Italian. (Web site)
  3. Lambrusco - A fizzy, usually red, dry to sweet wine produced from Lambrusco grapes in regions of northern Italy.
  4. Lambrusco is a delight to drink in the summer.
  5. Lambrusco is a grape varietal of the vitis vinifera species. (Web site)


  1. MALBEC - A red wine grape that is used for blending in many Bordeaux wines.
  2. Malbec - A smooth and plummy variety from Argentina. (Web site)
  3. Malbec - One of six varieties for making red wine in the Bordeaux region of France.
  4. Malbec - The name Malbec came from the surname of a Hungarian peasant who first spread the variety throughout France and then further afield. (Web site)
  5. Malbec is a black grape variety originally brought to France by a Hungarian peasant, where it was grown in the Loire Valle and Cahors.


  1. Malvasia is a semi-classic grape of ancient, probably Greek origin.
  2. Malvasia is also used in the production of some light red wines, high in alcohol and residual sugar. (Web site)
  3. Malvasia is one of the four styles of Madeira. (Web site)
  4. Malvasia is one of the most ancient grape varieties, and is thought by some to be a member of the aromatic Muscat family.
  5. Malvasia is one of two white grapes allowed in Chianti's blend, Trebbiano being the other. (Web site)


  1. MERLOT - A dark rich grape producing a dry, smooth wine of excellent character.
  2. MERLOT - A red wine grape grown throughout the world.
  3. MERLOT - A red wine grape that continues to build a large consumer following in all areas of the world.
  4. Merlot - The most famous producer of French merlot wines is Chateau Petrus, whose 1990 bottling sells for about $1,700 a bottle. (Web site)
  5. Merlot - The most widely planted grape in Bordeaux, the red grape Merlot is also grown in most of the same places as Cabernet Sauvignon. (Web site)


  1. Muscadelle is a white wine grape.
  2. MUSCADELLE - A white grape variety used to produce sweet and dry wines in Bordeaux.
  3. MUSCADELLE is used occasionally to add a fine floral note to dry whites. (Web site)
  4. Muscadelle is a white grape-variety from the Bordeaux region. (Web site)
  5. Muscadelle is one of the three authorized blending grapes for the production of white Bordeaux (along with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon). (Web site)


  1. NEBBIOLO - A dark, red grape native to the region of Piedmont, Italy.
  2. Nebbiolo - The grape is thought to derive its name from the piedmontese word nebia which means fog. (Web site)
  3. Nebbiolo - The most noble of Italy's varietals.
  4. Nebbiolo is a difficult grape to grow and process. (Web site)
  5. Nebbiolo is a difficult grape to grow well. (Web site)

Petit Verdot

  1. PETIT VERDOT is a minor varietal, but still a favourite in the Medoc. (Web site)
  2. Petit Verdot is a late-ripening red wine grape from Bordeaux.
  3. Petit Verdot is a minor component of many Left Bank Bordeaux wines (usually less than 5%).
  4. Petit Verdot is a red grape classic in Bordeaux blends.
  5. Petit Verdot is a variety of grape, used principally in blends to give more apparent aroma to Cabernet dominated wines.


  1. Pinotage is a cross - not a hybrid.
  2. PINOTAGE - A red grape that is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault.
  3. Pinotage is a 1920s cross between France's Cinsaut -- from Languedoc -- and Burgundy's Pinot Noir.
  4. Pinotage is a blend between the Pinot Noir and Cinsault varieties. (Web site)
  5. 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

  1. 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. (Web site)
  2. Pinot Blanc - A medium bodied, delicate wine with an elegant soft flavour and velvety fragrance.
  3. Pinot Blanc is a mutant of Pinot Gris and is rich 'm sugar, has ideal acidity and a regular fertility.
  4. Pinot Blanc is a mutation of Pinot Gris that used to be widely planted in Burgundy. (Web site)
  5. Pinot Blanc is a variation of Pinot Gris and related to Pinot Noir.

Pinot Gris

  1. PINOT GRIS - A white wine grape that produces soft and gently perfumed wines.
  2. Pinot Gris is a French grape, but it's best known for its Italian personality, as Pinot Grigio.
  3. 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.
  4. Pinot Gris is a darkly colored white wine grape that evolved from the Pinot Noir.
  5. Pinot Gris is a grape variety from the Pinot family.

Pinot Meunier

  1. PINOT MEUNIER - A dark-colored red grape grown in the Champagne region of France.
  2. Pinot Meunier : A close variety of the Pinot Noir, this red grape is one of the Champagne trio. (Web site)
  3. Pinot Meunier is a cultivar of ancient origins and has long been considered a periclinal mutant of Pinot noir. (Web site)
  4. Pinot Meunier is a moderately high-vigor variety that can be planted in unrestricted soil.
  5. Pinot Meunier is a mutation of Pinot Noir that was already known in the 16th century. (Web site)

Pinot Noir

  1. PINOT NOIR - A red grape used to make the great red wines of the Côte D'Or in Burgundy.
  2. PINOT NOIR - The noble red grape that produces all the great red Burgundies.
  3. PINOT NOIR is an incredibly complex and rich grape when grown in Burgundy.
  4. Pinot Noir - The king of Burgundy but notoriously difficult to grow elsewhere.
  5. Pinot Noir - The most finicky of grapes producing the widest range of quality. (Web site)


  1. Prosecco is a grape variety from the Friuli region in north-east Italy.
  2. Prosecco is a dry to softly sweet white, almost always sparkling.
  3. Prosecco is a fruit driven wine and it is the quality of the fruit flavors that define the best wines from this region. (Web site)
  4. Prosecco is a perfect drink for a summer dinner party, a wedding toast or at the beginning of a meal to titillate the palate.
  5. Prosecco is a sparkling wine from the Veneto region of Italy. (Web site)


  1. Roussanne is a difficult grape to grow and an even harder grape to produce as a varietal.
  2. ROUSSANNE - A white grape variety grown in the northern Rhône Valley of France.
  3. ROUSSANNE: Also known as Bergeron in the french Savoie region. (Web site)
  4. Roussanne is a challenging grape in both the vineyard and winery.
  5. 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.


  1. SANGIOVESE - The dominant red wine grape of Tuscany ( Italy), used for producing Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montalcino, and Carmignano.
  2. SANGIOVESE - A widely-planted red grape variety in Italy used mostly for making Chianti and the fine reds of Tuscany.
  3. SANGIOVESE: The most important historical red grape vine, famous in the world for its member to Chianti and Supertuscany.
  4. Sangiovese - A red-wine grape grown in the Tuscany region of Italy. (Web site)
  5. Sangiovese - The all important red-wine grape of Tuscany in central Italy, and the key to producing the infamous Chianti.

Sauvignon Blanc

  1. SAUVIGNON BLANC - A white grape grown in the Bordeaux and Loire regions of France as well as in California, South America, and New Zealand.
  2. A Sauvignon Blanc is a light or medium-bodied wine.
  3. SAUVIGNON BLANC - A white grape widely planted throughout the world, producing wines that range from dry or sweet.
  4. Sauvignon Blanc - A dry, medium bodied delicate wine which is growing in popularity.
  5. Sauvignon Blanc - An excellent white-wine grape that rivals Chardonnay and the Reisling. (Web site)


  1. A scuppernong is a large type of Muscadine , a type of grape native to the present-day southeastern United States .
  2. A scuppernong is a large type of muscadine, a type of grape native to the southeastern United States. (Web site)
  3. Scuppernong is a type of Muscadine grape.
  4. Scuppernong is a very unsual grape.
  5. Scuppernong is one of the bronze varieties included in the muscadine category. (Web site)


  1. Silvaner is a white wine grape that originally came from Austria, but is now most associated with Germany wine production. (Web site)
  2. Silvaner is a full-bodied white German wine produced by grapes of the same name. (Web site)
  3. Silvaner is a parent in a wide variety of Germany's modern vine crossings such as Bacchus, Ehrenfelser, Morio-Muskat, Optima, Rieslaner and Scheurebe.
  4. Silvaner is a variety of white wine grape grown in Alsace and Germany.
  5. Silvaner is a white wine grape variety.


  1. Tempranillo is a black grape with a thick skin.
  2. Later, according to the Roman writer Columella, wines were grown all over Spain, yet there are only scattered references to the name "Tempranillo". (Web site)
  3. TEMPRANILLO - A red grape grown in Spain noted for it's thick skin and the deeply colored wine it produces.
  4. Tempranillo is a Spanish variety that produces a red wine that matures quickly and can be ready for drinking in the year of vintage.
  5. Tempranillo is a grape native to northern Spain and widely cultivated as far south as La Mancha. (Web site)

Touriga Nacional

  1. Touriga Nacional is a variety of red wine grape, considered by many to be Portugal 's finest. (Web site)
  2. Touriga Nacional - An aromatic grape commonly used for making Port. (Web site)
  3. Touriga Nacional - The number one port grape it’s vines produce small berries and have relatively low yields.
  4. Touriga Nacional is a variety of wine grape used predominantly to make port, and considered by many to be Portugal's finest grape.
  5. Touriga Nacional is an early maturing grape that makes wines of especially deep color, intense fruity aroma and tannin. (Web site)


  1. Traminette is a hybrid grape, very winter hardy and disease resistant. (Web site)
  2. The Traminette was ginger-like, with just a touch of sugar to foil the heat of the dish. (Web site)
  3. 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.
  4. Traminette is a mid-season white wine grape with good productivity and partial resistance to several fungal diseases. (Web site)
  5. Traminette is a new grape variety developed by Cornell University. (Web site)


  1. Trebbiano is a grape variety that probably makes more white wine in the world than any other.
  2. TREBBIANO - A widely planted white wine grape in Italy, also known as Ugni Blanc in France.
  3. Trebbiano is a grape variety grown in many, many locations. (Web site)
  4. Trebbiano is a major component in many wines, including Verdicchio. (Web site)
  5. Trebbiano is a quaffer meant to be enjoyed immediately. (Web site)


  1. The Verdelho is the most difficult of the -Noble- vines to reproduce in Madeira. (Web site)
  2. Verdelho - The earliest recorded planting of Verdelho is from Portugal in the 15th century. (Web site)
  3. Verdelho - the fad grape of the 90’s, now largely confined to the restaurant trade, & being usurped by Pinot Gris.
  4. Verdelho is a Portuguese variety which performs well in Australia and is used to produce dry, sweet and fortified wine styles.
  5. Verdelho is a bit sweet er, and a great accompaniment with cream soups. (Web site)

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