Tag: Grapes

Picking grapes for fun
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Picking grapes for fun

It was early in the morning and tractor drivers in charge of transporting grapes to the châteaux were having breakfast of vine-twig grilled pork chops, garlic sauce, and a lot of red wine to wash it down. The morning mist was slowly lifting over the perfectly tended vineyards as rays […]

Where God and Grapes Meet.
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Where God and Grapes Meet.

Where God and Grapes Meet If you stop to think about it, religion and wine often intersect in religious practices performed by various creeds and cultures. Roman Catholics have their own sacraments, which have evolved over the last 2,000 years, but which definitely involve taking a small sip as a […]

Amazing Italian Grapes.
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Amazing Italian Grapes.

In the world of Italian wine, a grape variety’s identity id often profoundly connected with the terroir. Italian winemakers, with the exception those in some regions, always refer to them in conjunction of their terroir i.e Sangiovese di Romagna, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Pinot Grigio Collio, Garganega Veronese, Arneis Langhe, Moscato d’Asti, […]

Portugal’s Indigenous Grapes.
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Portugal’s Indigenous Grapes.

Portugal ’s Indigenous Grapes. Although many wine producing countries, even those in Europe plant French, Italian and Spanish grape varieties, Portuguese have only now started experimenting with a few. They implicitly believe that their indigenous grapes are every bit as good as their world-famous brethren, albeit less well known, and […]