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Shiraz
This grape is grown in France and California as Syrah wine, and in Australia as Shiraz. In France, it is associated with the Rhone Valley and Hermitage red wines. Syrah tends towards a More…
Siegerrebe
Siegerrebe is a cross bewteen Gewurtztraminer and a normal table grape. It ripens very early, and has a high sugar content. Wines made with Siegerrebe have tastes of peach and honey. More…
Sylvaner
Sylvaner was once the most widely planted grape of Alsace, France, but now only accounts for 15% (and dropping). It is also grown in Germany and Central Europe. The grape produces a More…
TriChloroAnisole
(TCA) Trichloroanisole is the chemical that gives a moldy newspaper, wet dog, damp cloth, or damp basement kind of smell to bottled wine. That is when they use the phrase "The Wine is More…
Vidal Blanc
Vidal is mostly grown in the northeast US, and is very hearty. It does well in late harvest sweet wines, as well as in icewines. =http://www.cookeryonline.com/
Viognier
This rare varietal originated in Condrieu, on the northern Rhône. It is predominantly found in the Rhône valley and California, noted for spice, floral, citrus, apricot, apple and peach More…
Wine Fault
A wine fault or defect is an unpleasant characteristic of a wine often resulting from poor winemaking practices or storage conditions, and leading to wine spoilage. Many of the compounds More…
Zinfandel
Most Zinfandel grapes are grown in California, although they are thought to have originated in Southern Italy. The wines can be fruity or spicy, depending on age. The Zinfandel grape makes More…
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