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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Grüner Veltliner | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Grüner Veltliner

An introductory guide to Grüner Veltliner wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing...
Try a Grüner Veltliner wine if you like Sauvignon Blanc or Chenin Blanc Overview of the Grüner Veltliner Varietal A food-friendly, dry white wine with a fresh burst of acidity and notes of grapefruit, peach and white pepper. Why we like the Grüner Veltliner varietal, grape and wine It’s a white...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Chenin Blanc | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Chenin Blanc

An introductory guide to Chenin Blanc wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Chenin Blanc wine if you like Pinot Gris (Grigio)   Overview of the Chenin Blanc wine varietal A light-bodied aromatic white wine with high acidity.   Why we like the Chenin Blanc varietal, grape and wine Chenin Blanc can be just about anything! It makes great sparkling wine, it can be a light...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Aglianico | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Aglianico

An introductory guide to Aglianico wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Aglianico wine if you like Nebbiolo (Barolo)   Overview of the Aglianico wine varietal A complex, tannic red wine with intense colour and flavours.   Why we like the Aglianico varietal, grape, and wine A wine like Aglianico with high tannins and high acidity make great food wines. Powerful flavours...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Carmenere | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Carmenere

An introductory guide to Carmenere wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try Carmenere Wine if You Like Malbec, Merlot, or Bordeaux Blends.   Overview of the Carmenere Wine Varietal Carmenere is a medium-bodied wine with soft tannins. It has complex flavours of red and blue fruit with herbal, smokey and earthy notes.   How To Pronounce the grape Carmenere: Car-men-AIR   Why...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Albariño (aka: Alvarinho) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Albariño (aka: Alvarinho)

An introductory guide to Albariño wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety also called Alvarinho, including flavour, food pairings...
  Try Albariño / Alvarinho Wine if You Like Chablis or Pinot Grigio.   Overview of Albariño Wine Light bodied wine with citrus and melon flavours, mineral notes and mouthwatering acidity.   How To Pronounce the grape Albariño: Albah-REEN-yō   Why We Like Albariño Wine The Portugal version (Alvarinho)...
Uniquely American Wines: Indigenous Grape Varietals of the United States | Just Wine
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Uniquely American Wines: Indigenous Grape Varietals of the United States

In vitis we trust…but not the vinifera. We pledge allegience to the vitis labrusca, riparia, rotundifolia, aestivalis, rupestris, and mustangensis...
International (aka: Noble) Grape Varieties (Vitis vinifera) VS Indigenous American Varietals (aka: wild grapes) It is possible that you’ve never heard of these varietals or tried them because as stand alone grapes they tend not to be used for wine as much as their 7 Noble Grape Cousins (aka: Vitis vinifera)....
Wine & Chocolate Pairing Guide: Tips on the Grape Varietals for Different Chocolate Flavours | Just Wine
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Wine & Chocolate Pairing Guide: Tips on the Grape Varietals for Different Chocolate Flavours

If you love chocolate and wine individually, then why not enjoy them together!? While connoisseurs may have differing opinions on whether the...
(Posted with permission from Proflowers)   Your Guide to Pairing Chocolate with Wine Pairing wine and chocolate can be a contentious point for wine connoisseurs. The rich, bold tastes of both makes marrying them difficult. In order to make sure you can highlight accents of the wine as well as the chocolate,...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Argaman | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Argaman

While most native Israeli grape varieties do not exist anymore , Israel has turned lemons into lemonade or shall we say grapes into wine with...
  Overview of the Argaman wine varietal In Hebrew, Argaman means “deep purple” which is the exact colour of this fruity, medium bodied wine.   Why we like the Argaman varietal, grape and wine we love discovering unique wine varietals and this one is rare!   How to pronounce Argaman: AR-gaw-mawn   Flavours...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Viognier | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Viognier

An introductory guide to Viognier wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
Try Viognier Wine if You Like Chardonnay or Sémillon.   Overview of Viognier Wine Medium bodied, fruit driven wine with low acidity and medium to high alcohol.   How To Pronounce the grape Viognier: vee-OWN-yay   Why We Like Viognier Wine Viognier is a lower in acidity, which mean it doesn’t give...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Torrontés | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Torrontés

An introductory guide to Torrontés wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Torrontés wine if you like Gewürztraminer.   Overview of the Torrontés wine varietal Torrontés is a fruit forward wine with medium acidity and light body. Very aromatic.   Why we like the Torrontés varietal, grape and wine It’s Argentina’s signature white grape variety, but it’s relatively...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Syrah (aka: Shiraz) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Syrah (aka: Shiraz)

An introductory guide to Syrah / Shiraz wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try Syrah / Shiraz Wine if You Like Malbec, Zinfandel, or Chateauneuf-du-Pape   Overview of the Syrah Wine Varietal Medium to full body, medium to high tannins, high acidity   How To Pronounce the grape Syrah: Sear-AH   Why We Like Syrah Wine The style varies depending on the region Some Syrah tastes...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Sémillon | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Sémillon

An introductory guide to Sémillon wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Sémillon wine if you like Viognier.   Overview of the Sémillon wine varietal Medium to full bodied white wine with floral, honey, beeswax aromas. Made in styles from dry to sweet dessert wines and often blended with Sauvignon Blanc.   Why we like the Sémillon varietal, grape and wine Some of...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Sangiovese | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Sangiovese

An introductory guide to Sangiovese wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
Try a Sangiovese wine if you like Barbera, Tempranillo, or Valpolicella.   Overview of the Sangiovese wine varietal A medium-to-full body, medium-to-high tannin, and high acidity wine   Why we like the Sangiovese varietal, grape and wine The mouthwatering acidity and strong tannins make it very food...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Petite Sirah (aka: Durif) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Petite Sirah (aka: Durif)

An introductory guide to Petite Sirah / Durif wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and...
Try Petite Sirah Wine if You Like Cabernet Sauvignon or big California blends.   Overview of Petite Sirah Wine Medium to full body wine with medium tannin and acidity. Flavours of plum and chocolate.   How To Pronounce the grape Petite Sirah: peh-TEET sear-AH   Why We Like Petite Sirah Wine It’s big...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Zinfandel (aka: Primitivo) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Zinfandel (aka: Primitivo)

An introductory guide to Zinfandel wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
  Try a Zinfandel wine if you like Grenache or Syrah.   Overview of the Zinfandel wine varietal (Not to be confused with the wine style “White Zinfandel.” ) This red wine is dark fruit driven with lots of body and high alcohol, but velvety smooth tannins.   Why we like the Zinfandel varietal, grape...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Petit Verdot | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Petit Verdot

An introductory guide to Petit Verdot wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
  Try a Petit Verdot wine if you like Zinfandel.   Overview of the Petit Verdot wine varietal An intensely purple coloured, full bodied wine with a tonne of black fruit flavours and floral aromas. Great tannin structure and body makes it a powerful blending grape.   Why we like the Petit Verdot varietal,...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Muscat Ottonel | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Muscat Ottonel

An introductory guide to Muscat Ottonel wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing...
  Try a Muscat Ottonel wine if you like Gewürztraminer   Overview of the Muscat Ottonel wine varietal Pale colour and a less aromatic than its cousin, Muscat Blanc.   Why we like the Muscat Ottonel varietal, grape and wine The grape is really cold-hearty so we’re lucky to be able to grow it in cooler...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Muscat Blanc (Moscato d’Asti) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Muscat Blanc (Moscato d’Asti)

An introductory guide to Muscat wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
  Try a Muscat Blanc wine if you like Gewürztraminer   Overview of the Muscat Blanc wine varietal Light body, low alcohol and racy acidity to balance out the fruit and sweetness. Can be made into a dry and aromatic style or a sweet style with a little spritz.   Why we like the Muscat Blanc varietal,...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Merlot | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Merlot

An introductory guide to Merlot wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
Try Merlot Wine if You Like Malbec.   Overview of Merlot Wine Medium to full body wine with medium tannin and acidity. Flavours of plum and chocolate.   How To Pronounce the grape Merlot: Mehr-LŌ   Why We Like Merlot Wine It’s a wallflower that can knock your socks off when it’s good quality. Some...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Malbec | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Malbec

An introductory guide to Pinot Noir wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
Try Malbec Wine if You Like Merlot or Bordeaux blends.   Overview of Malbec Wine Medium to full bodied wine with medium tannin and acidity. In cooler climates the wine leans toward red fruit flavours and in warmer climates is display blueberry and darker fruit.   How To Pronounce the grape Malbec: MAHL-beck   Why...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Grenache (aka: Garnacha) | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Grenache (aka: Garnacha)

An introductory guide to Grenache wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings, growing regions...
  Try a Grenache wine if you like Merlot   Overview of the Grenache wine varietal Balanced tannin and acidity with good weight and complex flavours. Often a component of blended wine.   Why we like the Grenache varietal, grape and wine Grenache is one of the 3 grapes in the popular GSM blend: Grenache,...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Gamay Noir | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Gamay Noir

An introductory guide to Gamay Noir wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
Try Gamay Noir Wine if You Like Pinot Noir.   Overview of Gamay Noir Wine A light bodied, red fruit flavoured wine with mouthwatering acidity and very low tannins.   How To Pronounce the grape Gamay: gam-MAY   Why We Like Gamay Wine In the summer we like to chill Gamay Noir just a bit and sip it on...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Riesling | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 101: Riesling

An introductory guide to Riesling wine. Everything you need to know about the grape variety including flavour, food pairings and growing regions...
Try Reisling Wine if You Like Chenin Blanc.   Overview of Riesling Wine A variety of styles from bone dry to very sweet. High in acidity and very aromatic.   How To Pronounce the grape Reisling: REES-ling   Why We Like Riesling Wine It’s complex and varies depending on the region and the winemaking...
Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Riesling | Just Wine
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Wine Basics — Grape Varietals 301: Riesling

Now that you’ve read the introductory guide to the Riesling wine varietal, it’s time to dig deeper into the Vitus vinifera grape variety.
Click Here for the Introductory Guide to Riesling   Riesling (Vitis vinifera var ‘Riesling’) A very aromatic vitis vinifera grape variety that originate in the Rhine region of Germany. Pronounced ‘REEce-ling’   Specific Regions where Pinot Noir Grapes Are Grown Mosel, Germany is known for producing...
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