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White Varieties

Albariño - One of Spain's gems, with crisp acidity and aromatic peachy fruit.

Chardonnay - Full-flavored and easydrinking, Chardonnay is a favorite variety of wine drinkers and wine makers alike.

Chenin Blanc - Chenin Blanc is a sturdy grape with high natural acidity and versatility.

Fiano - Fiano is a trendy grape from Italy's Campania wine region.

Folle Blanche - Folle Blanche is a dry, acidic grape that is rapidly being replaced by its Baco offspring in its native France.

Grüner Veltliner - Grüner Veltliner is Austria%u2019s specialty, and is the most extensively planted grape there.

Gewürtztraminer - Gewürtztraminer is a sweet and spicy grape that people either love or hate.

Red Varieties

Barbera - An Italian grape with deep garnet colors and a medium to full body.

Bordeaux Varieties - learn about the 5 grapes allowed for use in Red Bordeaux wines.

Cabernet Franc - Cabernet Franc is best known as the third grape of Bordeaux, and is is a key blending partner in most Bordeaux-style blends.

Cabernet Sauvignon - The most transportable and adaptable of all of the classic grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon has spread from its historical home in France to areas throughout the globe.

Carmenère - Carmenère is one of the six varietals used in making red Bordeaux wines.

Carignan- is popular as a blending grape because it brings red fruit characteristics, deep purple color, strong tannin structure, and high levels of alcohol

Cinsaut - Cinsaut, known as Hermitage in South Africa, grows well in drier climates.

Dolcetto - The light red Dolcetto wine from Piedmont is chock full of berry, chocolate and spicy flavors.

Gamay - Gamay is the French variety solely responsible for the distinctive wines of Beaujolais

Grenache - In the Rhône, Grenache has always taken a back seat to Syrah as a blending grape.

Grolleau - a highly acidic grape often used for blending.