Pinot Blanc is a popular grape to grow in cooler climate areas such as Oregon, Washington, France, Germany, and Italy. Wines produced from Pinot Blanc typically exhibit crisp citrus flavors of apples and pears with notes of almonds and cream. At one time, Pinot Blanc was thought to be related to Chardonnay, but after numerous […]
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The origins of the Nada family can be traced back hundreds of years in the Piemonte region of Italy. Starting in 1800, Francesco Nada began selling some of the grapes that he grew in his vineyards. It wasn’t until 1919 that his grandson, Carlo Nada, decided to make his own wine from the select parcels […]
Chile's main winegrowing areas
Casillero del Diablo is a brand produced by the Concha Y Toro Winery in Chile. The estate is one of Chile’s most successful commercial wineries, and is responsible in part for Chile’s emergence as one of the primary wine exporting countries in the world.
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