A First Course in Wine: From Grape to Glass. Copyright 2013; Race Point Publishers, NY. 224 pages. Forward by Mario Batali.

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Get to Know Your Grapes: Carmenère

Carmenère is a grape variety native to Bordeaux, France where it is commonly used as a blending agent. The grape is unofficially known as the sixth grape of Bordeaux (behind Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec). It takes its name from the French word, carmin (crimson), referring to the foliage during harvest […]