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Wine Grape Guide Flavor Character Food Pairing Tips for Red White Wine

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The giude to Wine Grapes focuses on the main grapes used to produce the wines usually covered in The Wine Cellar Insider from Bordeaux, The Rhone Valley and California. The Wine Grape Guide explains how each and every wine gets its flavor profile from a combination of the grapes used to produce the wine, the soil and weather patterns where the fruit was grown and the choices exercised by the winemaker. For the best chart on the different aromatic complexities found in wine, please see: Davis Wine Aroma Wheel
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The Wine Grape Guide also provides the best tips of wine and food pairings that are easy to follow and affordable too. Because each grape is different, you’ll find different ideas for food and wine pairings for every type and style of wine grape we cover.

The type of grape has the largest bearing on the flavors and characteristics found in a wine. Like wine, each grape variety offers its own, unique, flavor profile. While any grape can be planted in any region, today, vintners are more aware than ever, that the type of soil, exposure and weather patterns will effect the ability of the fruit to achieve the desirable level phenolic ripeness the grower is seeking. Grapes have complex structures and for that reason, so does wine. In fact, scientists have discovered more than 250 different chemical compounds in wine. That means wine is even more complex than blood serum! All this complexity and flavor starts with the type of grapes planted in the vineyard used to produce wine. For information on how to produce wine, please see; How Red and White Wine Is Made
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Wine comes in all shapes, sizes and colors. In America, wine is produced in all 50 states! Wine is made in more countries than I can count. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 different grape varieties used to produce wine. However, most of the worlds popular wines are produced from closer to 100 unique varietals.
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The Wine Grape Guide will focus on the main types of grapes that are used to produce red and white Bordeaux; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot , Cabernet Franc ,  Petit Verdot and Malbec for the red wine and Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon for the white wine. The Wine Grape Guide  looks at Syrah, which is used in Cote Rotie and Hermitage in the Northern Rhone as well as in other countries along with Grenache and Mourvedre, the other most popular grapes used in Chateauneuf du Pape, in the Southern Rhone Valley. The Wine Grape Guide will cover the Burgundy varieties for red wine, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay for the white wine. The  Wine Grape Guide will also discuss  the single grape that is most identifiable as a  California wine varietal, Zinfandel. All the red and white wine grape varietals mentioned are used in the production of California wine, as well as in wines from a myriad of other countries will be covered in the Wine Grape Guide.
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The Wine Grape Guide for Bordeaux Grape Varieties for Red and White Wine

The Wine Grape Guide for  Rhone Valley Grape Varieties for Red and White Wine

The Wine Grape Guide for  Burgundy Grape Varieties for Red Wine and White Wine

The Wine Grape Guide for  Other wine Grape Varieties used to make Red Wine and White Wine in California