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  1. Grape variety: Savagnin
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    Grape variety: Savagnin

    Jura is place unto itself. An oddball of French wine regions. There’s plenty of Chardonnay and Pinot for those looking something more familiar, but above all, it’s the realm of Poulsard, Trousseau and, especially, Savagnin.

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  2. glass of sauvignon
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    Cabernet-Sauvignon

    Riding on the prestige of the Grands Crus from Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon has become the most planted red grape variety on the planet, just ahead of Merlot, another variety that originated in Bordeaux.

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  3. botlles of wine
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    Organic and natural wines

    An expert gives us the ABCs of organic, biodynamic and natural wines. What exactly do these terms mean?

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  4. botlles of wine
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    Grapes: Primitivo

    Identifying grape varieties: a real challenge!

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  5. Grape variety: Mencia
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    Grape variety: Mencia

    When it comes to those lesser-known grape varieties that turn out to be veritable treasures, Mencia is definitely hard to beat. A grape variety primarily found in the Bierzo and Ribera Sacra districts in the northern Spain, Mencia is also known as Jaen in Portugal, where it is used in the production of Dão wines. Some 30 years ago, it had a pretty modest reputation.

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  6. a bottle of cinsault
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    Grapes: cinsault

    An underestimated Mediterranean grape variety! For quite some time, very little merit has been accorded to Cinsault, a grape variety originating from the Rhône and Languedoc regions. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it has been granted only a single virtue: its ability to produce a high volume of fruit—perfect for creating inexpensive cuvées or easy-to-drink rosés for guzzling.

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  7. winery in picture
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    Grape variety: chenin blanc

    Rare is a grape variety as multifaceted as this magnificent white originating from the Loire Valley, that can produce dry, lively wines, rich and floral vintages, and even the entire range of sweet wines, including dessert wines and even botyrized wines (those affected by what we call “noble rot”)—not to mention sparkling wines of great quality. Its aromas of pear and sometimes peach, white flowers, and even honey or wet wool, are endowed with remarkable complexity.

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  8. glasses of wines
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    Practical guide to greek varietals

    Le vin grec gagne en popularité au Québec. Pour l’amateur curieux, le pays est un coffre aux trésors riche en découvertes. Il recèle des centaines de cépages indigènes, dont plusieurs sont cultivés depuis des milliers d’années.

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  9. Winery
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    Verdejo: a rare wine

    Several lesser-known grape varieties do not qualify as “international”. Such is the case of Verdejo, an indigenous white variety originating from Rueda in the northwest of Spain.

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  10. Glasses of grappa, an Italian spirit
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    Grappa, an Italian spirit

    Italy produces several excellent types of wine, but only one spirit: the legendary grappa. Transparent or lightly golden when refined, this elixir, the pride of Italians, comes to the table at the end of the meal to be enjoyed by those who love finesse and elegance.

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  11. White grapes for wine
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    The top 3 white grape varieties

    Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Riesling: quite the trio! Very distinct, one from the other, these three grape varieties have contributed to solidifying the image and the taste of white wines. Unique, complex and international, these different grape varieties know how to win over most wine lovers!

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  12. Landscape of Douro wine-growing region.
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    Rare grape varietal: Touriga Nacional

    Touriga Nacional: It may not ring a bell now, but giving one of Portugal’s lesser-known vintages a try might have you discover your new favourite bottle. Here’s a hint: ever had a glass of Port? Then Touriga Nacional might already be a well-loved favourite!

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