Wine Fact for Today

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I thought it would be fun to post a wine fact a few times a week — so you can learn a little as well as have fun on my blog. Today’s fact — the 5 red grapes of the Bordeaux region of France are 1) Cabernet Sauvignon, 2) Merlot, 3) Cabernet Franc, 4) Malbec, and 5) Petit Verdot. These are the only 5 grape varietals allowed in a red wine from this region. Cabernet Sauvignon (for Left Bank wines) and Merlot (for Right Bank wines) are the main grapes in the Bordeaux wines, while Cab Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot are typically used in smaller percentages primarily for blending.

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7 thoughts on “Wine Fact for Today

    David Hogan said:
    October 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Haha. Just for me

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    Barbara said:
    October 9, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    That’s very interesting. I love all wines, but Merlots are my favorite. I plan to learn a lot from your post.

    Becky Keene said:
    October 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Love your blog and really love the wine facts!!

    Sent from my iPad

    ladydi408 said:
    October 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Learn something new everyday. Now I have the opportunity to learn it about wine.

    Diane W said:
    October 11, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Cabernet Sauvignon is my most often, but Malbec is my favorite!

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