How well do you know your wine grapes?

As a testament to how much of a wine geek I am, my dinning room has the popular De Long’s Grape Varietal Table framed on one wall. 184 of the world’s favourite grapes organised by body and acidity. It looks a lot like the Periodic Table of Elements that you may remember from Chemistry class in school. But there are just 13 grapes that you really need to know.The truth is not every grape variety matters so much. Rather its more important that you learn the characteristics of the major grapes…the Sauvignon Blancs of the world.

Sauvignon Blanc – Sauvignon Blanc is a white wine best known for its grassy, herbal flavors. Sauvignon Blanc is also called Fume Blanc, and is a popular choice for fish and shellfish dishes.

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