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Auxerrois
Auxerrois creates a neutral wine, fruity and soft. It is mainly grown in Luxembourg and Canada. In Alsace it is often blended with the Pinot Blanc. Synonym: Malbec, Cot See also: Pinot More…
Barbera
Barbera is a low-tannin grape known for its tarry flavor. It is very widely planted - in California it's about equal with Merlot grape vines, while in its home in Italy it has more More…
Cabernet Franc
A "parent" of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Cabernet Franc is used in Bordeaux - added in small amounts for flavor. It is also used in the Loire Valley, where it is called Breton. More…
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon wines are made from these grapes - on the vine they are red, small, and tough. The wines tend to taste like blackberries and cedar. Bordeaux uses the Cabernet Sauvignon More…
Chardonnay
This is a fresh, fruity grape grown in Burgundy, Champagne, California, Australia, and South Africa. Chardonnay wine tends to taste like fruits - melon, peach, etc. - and also many have an More…
Chenin Blanc
This grape makes a light, fruity wine. It is planted primarily in the US and in the Loire valley of France (well known in Vouvray wine). In South Africa this grape is referred to as Steen. More…
Cinsaut
Also known (incorrectly) as Hermitage, this grape is mostly used for blending with other, stronger varieties. Cinsaut is the "parent" of pinotage. It is grown in Southern France, More…
Colombard
These grapes end up making a wine with "tropical fruit" overtones, a light wine to go with seafood. It is used in South Africa and other countries. South Africa also uses More…
Connoisseur
A connoisseur (Fr. connaisseur, from Middle-French connoistre, then connaître meaning "to be acquainted with" or "to know somebody/something.") is a person who has a More…
Corked
Cork taint is a broad term referring to a set of undesirable smells or tastes found in a bottle of wine, especially spoilage that can only be detected after bottling, aging and opening. More…
Cortese
The primary grape for Gavi wine, this grape ripens early and makes a neutral white wine. It is grown primarily in Piedmont, Italy. =http://www.cookeryonline.com
Ehrenfelser
Created by crossing the Johannisberg Riesling grape and a Sylvaner grape clone, Ehrenfelser is extremely frost resistant. The wine it creates tastes a great deal like Riesling wine. More…
Gamay
This is the grape famously used in Beaujolais Nouveau wine, from France. It is often drunk young, as in light fruity reds. Various types of Gamay are used in the US often in Blends. More…
Gewurztraminer
The first part of the name literally means "spicey" in German. It has a floral taste with nutty tones. Gewurztraminer is also grown in Italy, California, Canada and Australia. More…
Grande Vidure
This grape was best known for its use in Medoc wines. While some thought this grape had been destroyed by phylloxera, cuttings were taken to Chile in the mid-nineteenth century, where More…
Grenache
Grenache is most often used for rose wine, and is widely planted in France, Spain and California. It is the second most planted grape in the world. Wines made with grenache tend to be sweet More…
IMFL
Indian Made Foreign Liquor
Kerner
A German cross of the Riesling grape and Black Hamburg (Trollinger), Kerner is resistant to frost and does well in cooler climates. It has a sweet taste, much like a Riesling wine. The More…
Lemberger
Lemberger is a popular Austrian wine grape that is also planted heavily in Washington, US. Synonym: Blaufrankish,Limberger =http://www.cookeryonline.com
Maréchal Foch
Early ripening, this grape has very small berries in small clusters. The vines are hardy, though, and make a good range of red wines. =http://www.cookeryonline.com
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