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Merlot
This is an early ripening grape, with gentle flavors of cherry, honey, and sometimes mint. It has less tannin than some of its red cousins. Merlot wine is a major blending component of most More…
Muller-Thurgau
The grape most widely planted in Germany, Muller-Thurgau comes as a mix of riesling and sylvaner. This is also grown in Austria, New Zealand, and the northwest section of the US. It has a More…
Muscadet
Part of the confusing-Musc-series, Muscadet or Muscadekke is one of the white grapes grown in Bordeaux. It is not related to the Muscat grape, and does have a grapey-tasting flavor. This More…
Muscadine
This is a Muscadinia grape which is a separate branch from normal vinifera grapes that most people know of. Grown almost primarily in southeastern US and in Mexico, the Muscadine is a large More…
Muscat
This is a very grapey-tasting grape that doesn't ripen easily. There are various varieties of Muscat - Muscat Blanc, Moscato (Italy), Muscat of Alexandria, and Muscadel. Moscato is the More…
Muskat Krymskii
This aromatic white wine is used in Bulgaria, the Ukraine and other eastern European countries. Other names include muskatel, misket or mishket. The wine tends to be wheat colored, and have More…
Nebbiolo
This is a late ripening grape that's known for being tannic, pruny, tarry and chocolaty. It is notoriously difficult to grow. Nebbiolo is grown in the Piedmont area of Italy (where it More…
Optima
A German variety used to add sugar to other wines, this wine is not very palatable on its own. =http://www.cookeryonline.com/
Ortega
A cross between Muller Thurgau, Madeleine Angevine and Gewurtztraminer. This is very flavorful and has a mangoey taste to it. It is grown in Canada. See also: Muller-Thurgau, More…
Petite Sirah
This is a dark, tannic, fruity grape. It sometimes has smoky or chocolaty tones to it. It should not be confused with Sirah/Shiraz grape, which is a completely different grape. It is More…
Phylloxera
Grape phylloxera (Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, family Phylloxeridae), commonly just called Phylloxera, is a pest of commercial grapevines worldwide, originally native to eastern North More…
Pinot Blanc
This grape has a flavour very much like Chardonnay wine. It is grown in Alsace, Italy, and Austria (where it's known as Weissburgunder). It is a mutation of the Pinot Gris grape. More…
Pinot Gris
This is a clone of Pinot Noir, grown in France, Germany, Austria and along the west coast of the US. It can be used to create both fine whites and roses. Synonym: Rulander,Grauer More…
Pinot Noir
These grapes are softer and earlier ripening than Cabernet grapes, and are very sensitive to conditions. Used often in red wines, they are also used (without skins) as a white ingredient in More…
Pinotage
Developed in the early 1900s and used primarly by South Africa, Pinotage is a mix between pinot noir and cinsaut. The grape makes a wine that is hearty, with a fruity and spice taste. More…
Riesling
Not just a dessert wine-grape, riesling can produce dry crisp and fruity wine as well honeyed, musky flavours in warmer climate or when left longer on the vine. Riesling wine is native to More…
Sauvignon Blanc
This grape is grown primarily in California and France. It has a grassy flavor and makes a crisp, light wine. =http://www.cookeryonline.com/
Scheurebe
This is a mix between Sylvaner and Johannisberg Riesling. It is mostly planted in Germany and is used for aromatic white wines. See also: Sylvaner, Riesling More…
Semillon
This thin-skinned grape ripens early, and is used mostly in Bordeaux, France. It has a grassy, "figgy" flavor. It is also grown in Australia and California, and is often blended More…
Seyval
Seyval is an "East Coast US" wine, and is one of the most widely planted grapes east of the Rocky Mountains in the US. They have melony flavors, as well as grassy/hay overtones. More…
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