Wine

Cabernet

Red. This French-origin grape was first made famous by the wines of Bordeaux. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon grows all over the world, including several unexpected places such as Lebanon and China.

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Rosé

Winemakers create a rosé wine by juicing red grapes and then allowing the juice to soak with the skins for a very short period, usually only two to three days. As soon as the juice begins to take on the beautiful pink color the winemaker desires, the skins are removed and the juice is allowed to ferment, creating delicious rosé.

Gourmet Dish

Chardonnay

White. The world’s favorite white wine originated in Burgundy, France,where wines were traditionally aged in oak barriques (barrels). The oak-aging makes Chardonnay one of the boldest styles of white wine in the world.

Cocktail Making

Sangria

Red, pink or white. a Spanish drink of red wine mixed with lemonade, fruit, and spices.

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Moscato

White or Rose. Moscato wine is famous for its sweet flavors of peaches and orange blossom. The word Moscato is the Italian name for Muscat Blanc – one of the oldest wine grapes in the world! With light-bodied and sweet tastes, tropical fruit flavors, light bubbles, and low alcohol at around 5.5% ABV.

Cheers

Sauvignon Blanc

White. Sauvignon means “savage” or “wild,” which describes the state of the wild white grape vines planted around Bordeaux and the Loire Valley of France. Sauvignon Blanc is being recognized as increasingly special, as it was recently identified to be the parent grape of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wine Tasting Events

Merlot

Red. The “other” Bordeaux variety produces exceptional, age-worthy wines even if it is often overshadowed by Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot is known for its boisterous cherry fruit flavors and refined tannin texture.

Dinner Party

Pinot Noir

Red. A red wine that’s quickly rising in popularity around the world. Pinot Noir is loved for its brilliant red fruit flavors and floral notes. The grape is very finicky to grow and tends to prefer cooler climates such as those in Burgundy, France, Oregon, and New Zealand (among others).

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Champagne 

White. a white sparkling wine associated with celebration and regarded as a symbol of luxury, typically that made in the Champagne region of France.

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Pinot Grigio

White. The primary fruit flavors in Pinot Grigio are lime, lemon, pear, white nectarine and apple. Depending on where the grapes are grown, Pinot Grigio can take on faint honeyed notes; floral aromas like honeysuckle; and a saline-like minerality.