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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. tannat grapes
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    Tannat: beyond Madiran

    Quebec knows this cepage as the source of Madiran wines. Yet it has also seen great success in other soils!

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  3. Wine cellar
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    Bordeaux supérieur

    Think Bordeaux and what usually come to mind are the well-known Grands Crus and their stratospheric prices. But there are pearls to be found in some of the smaller appellations.

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  4. Piedmont
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    Portrait of Piedmont

    Located not far from Turin, Piedmont is the land of Nebbiolo, the well-known red grape that is used in the production of many a great wine. But it is also home to many other treasures, both wine and food included.

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  5. Alsatian wines
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    Are all Alsatian wines sweet?

    Many believe that Alsatian wines are sweet and mild. But is that fact or fiction?

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. botlles of wine
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    Grapes: Primitivo

    Identifying grape varieties: a real challenge!

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  12. 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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