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Varietals

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  1. c'est la vie!
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    C’est la vie ! wines: toast to life!

    If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that we should find joy in life’s small pleasures and appreciate the simple everyday moments. Each day brings its own colour and special times that deserve to be celebrated.

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  2. Wines from a land down-under!
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    Wines from a land down-under!

    Describing Aussie winemaking in just a few lines is tricky. The offer down under is more diverse than ever and behind us are the days of the monolithic full-bodied Australian wine. Recent years have ushered in new quality-focussed producers, and lately they’ve been taking a much more balanced approach to the craft.

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  3. White grapes for wine
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    Chenin blanc

    Dry, sweet, sparkling or still, Chenin Blanc makes a great accompaniment to any meal.

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  4. 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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  5. Portrait of a Variety: Grenache
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    Portrait of a Variety: Grenache

    Grenache is now one of the most popular varieties on the planet, thanks in part to its great expressive diversity. Here are a few Spanish examples.

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  6. botlles of wine
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    Grapes: Primitivo

    Identifying grape varieties: a real challenge!

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  7. 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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  8. 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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    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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    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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    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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  12. 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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