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Melody is a recent hybrid grape developed by the Geneva Research Station in New York State, used to produce light bodied white wines. Melody has yet to take any significant acreage away from the Cayuga in New York, but its cold hardiness and pleasant fruit and floral character have made it successful in the American Mid-West. Melody is a cross of Seyval Blanc with GW5 (Pinot Blanc x Ontario).

You poor ole Ma, Pinot Blanc, always seemed to play second fiddle to Miss Chardonnay. So it shouldn't come as a shock that even in New York you're overshadowed by Miss Cayuga. No matter, you're much too delicate and pretty for the competitive 'Empire State'. You seem more at home singing flowery tunes in the relaxed enviroment of the Mid-West. – Description from Appellation America (view original content)

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  • Brazil

    The climatic diversity typical of a continental country and creativity of the Brazilian people,...

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  • Seneca Lake

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      The Finger Lakes wine region in upstate New York is centered around the Canandaigua (meani...

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  • Oregon

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  • Missouri

      Wine industry began in Missouri in the 1840s when an influx of German immigrants, inspired...

  • New York

    Though the first successful North American wine production is often credited to California, New...

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  • It’s strange as I sit here in the same backyard that I grew up in. I feel ... that meld perfectly into a melody of flavors that taste, to me, of Sicily. Imagine a pasta dressed with fried eggplant, fresh basil (grown right in this backyard), a tomato sauce and ricotta salata. Separate, these components are simple and highly enjoyable in their o... Read More

    From the article Eric Guido's Pasta Alla Norma

  • Melody Wine 2009


    I just came from vacation from Fort Lauderdale where I tasted this wine and I absolutely loved it. It's a little sweet with a wonderful after taste aroma. Too bad in Toronto I wasn't able to find it. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Melody Wine 2009


    I just came from vacation from Fort Lauderdale where I tasted this wine and I absolutely loved it. It's a little sweet with a wonderful after taste aroma. Too bad in Toronto I wasn't able to find it. Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Just a quick posting on a tasting we did last week.  We've been celebrating our tenth anniversary, and I stockpiled 2001s.  Good thing it was a strong vintage in so many places.  Of course, the 2001 Gran Reservas from Rioja are, in some cases, just hitting the market and are terrific values. We celebrated with a bottle we bought in the first cou... Read More

    Forum post in the topic 2001 Cal. Cab v. Bordeaux

  • Kozlovic Malvazija 2005


    Deep bright 18k yellow with aromas of cooked pineapple and toasted nuts. On the ... soup toped with a sauteed melody of caramelized onions, crushed walnuts and green appl Read More

    Wine review by WinePleasures

  • Castello del Poggio Moscato Moscato d'Asti 2007


    i am absolutely hooked on this one. The fruity and floral accents are a melody of pleasure to the taste buds. It has a wonderful bouquet and crisp finish that has no lingering sting from tannins. Great with desert and and a good compliment to spicy dishes. I call this one the "Poor mans chateau yquem". Read More

    Wine review by Mortimer

  • Melody Sweet White


    Amazing product for those who are looking for a sweet wine.... Read More

    Wine review by Rodolfo W

  • All - I'm curious to know if anyone has tried and analyzed any of the grapes ... ... from Cornell include: 'Melody', 'Horizon', 'Cayuga White' (grown widely throughout New York and beyond), 'Chardonel' (now the number two grape in Missouri), 'Traminette'(quickly gaining in popularity throughout the East), and GR7 (used in red wine blends).ref... Read More

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  • Melody Wine 2009


    Great table wine. Full of body and an amazing scent...Perfect as you every day wine as well as a dessert wine!!! Read More

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  • Melody Wine 2009


    This is one of the best table wines I've tried. You can clearly see the difference on quality and taste. After I tried I did a little research and found out that the same company makes fine wines and they tried to bring some of the same aspects of the whole line to it. Well it worked... Read More

    Wine review by Rodolfo W

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