The Zinfandel variety is California’s flagship grape, like Sangiovese is to Italy and Malbec to Argentina. The grape makes bold wines with fruit flavors that, at their best, can be among the most diverse […]

Tempranillo is Spain’s prominent red grape, pushed to the forefront of Spanish winemaking by the increasingly popular wines of Rioja. It has been called Spain’s noble grape. Although Tempranillo is […]

Whereas Nebbiolo is prominently a Piedmont grape, Sangiovese is Tuscany’s contribution to the great wine heritage of Italy. Ageable, flavorful, and perfectly rounded yet powerful, it is probably best known […]

Nebbiolo is an Italian red grape probably most known for making up 100% of the ruby-red Barolo DOCG, a highly respected wine appellation made in the Piedmont area of Italy. […]

Malbec’s ascent from near extinction to one of the world’s top red grapes is unparalleled. Small and dark, the grape itself takes to warm climates and produces wines with high […]

One of the most popular red wine grapes worldwide, Grenache is an essential part of great Rhône wine and is also common in Spain. It is an earthy, spicy grape, […]

One of the great blending grapes of the world, Cabernet Franc is an underestimated derivative of Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes […]

Pinot Gris, known as Pinot Grigio in Italy and some parts of the US, is the most popular mutation of Pinot Noir. Ten or twenty years ago, the grape was primarily […]

Gewürztraminer is one of the great European white grapes. Gewürztraminer wines are known for their aromatic bouquet, high levels of alcohol, and slightly sweet taste due to high sugar levels. […]

Muscat enjoys a rich history in the wine world, and is possibly the oldest grape in existence. The grape is widely grown and has a number of different names. Muscat’s […]