I'm in the Wine Store, Now What?!
All those choices -- and you don't know where to begin? You enjoy wine, you may order wine in a restaurant or buy a bottle at the supermarket. But, now your curiosity has been whetted along with your taste buds, you want some answers before you start buying the real thing. For instance, what's so great about French wines? When should you buy wine that's on sale? Why always serve red wine with meat? What does body mean in terms of wine? How do you know when a wine is mature? This primer to the heady world of wine is your ticket to understanding, buying, serving, and tasting wine in all its basic varieties. For the budding wine connoisseur, a guide as lively and fresh as a good young vintage!
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White Grape Varieties
About white grape varieties 26 Chardonnay 28 Sauvignon Blanc
Chenin Blanc 32 Riesling 33 Gewiirztraminer 34 Other white varietals
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