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  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Prosecco

    History of the grape: References to a lightly sparkling wine in the Veneto date back to the 1100s, but it was much sw...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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Franco on Snooth

  • Duorum Colheita 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by JulRenA


  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the ... silky finish. Domeniile Franco-Române Feteasca Neagra Terre Precieuse 2011 Now is the time for Romanian wine. Don’t miss out on giving one of these value gems a try. This offering is produced entirely from Fetasca Neagra, a grape indigenous to Romania. Bits of toast a... Read More

    From the article We Know Where To Find The World's Best Wines


  • A few other things to keep in mind. The grape with the most acreage under vine, ... was actually a policy under Franco. Garnacha was the grape with the most vineyard area for many years, but a lot of it was turned into rosado and summer sangria-type drinks.Then, most importantly, a lot of it was distilled into brandy and people weren't really d... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Cabernet v. Pinot and most...


  • As we start gearing up for the holidays and need a bottle or two of sparkling ... a touch of cream. Nino Franco "Grave di Stecca" Brut 2010Alc 12%Peach and toasted yeast aromas with honeyed lemon. Showing quite tropical in the mouth with a citrus tartness overlaying banana and papaya notes with hazelnut and cream towards the finish. Bisol "Pri... Read More

    From the article What Happened in Prosecco?


  • Nino Franco Grave di Stecca Brut Sparkling 2010

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    Peach and toasted yeast aromas with honeyed lemon. Showing quite tropical in the mouth with a citrus tartness overlaying banana and papaya notes with hazelnut and cream towards the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Red grape.I think Arien is still the most widely planted wine grape of any ... ... ... all over central Spain. Franco cut a deal with France where they turned it into brandy. They've been pulling up a lot of it and just like Cariñena, which is getting grubbed up all over Europe, belatedly people are finding out that if they treat a  grape rig... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • DM - as you know, it's originally from Spain in Aragon. It was the most ... then Vacqueyras and so on.Franco dies and Spain rejoins the rest of the world. Perez goes to teach at a university and meets Barbier, who thinks the region could produce great wine but most importantly, was very cheap. They convince two others to join them and decide t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • On and off with differing frequency mention is made on these boards of garnacha as a choice for certain palates, and in certain contexts. Most of the mention here is pretty generic, and doesn't get down to any level of detail.Would like to suggest we take up the subject of wines from this grape with better focus. Where is good, who makes the goo... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Garnacha, grenache--tomato,...


  • Italians love Champagne. They enjoy an age-old custom of beginning a meal with ... ... into existence. Recently Franco Ziliani told us in a dreamy, poetic fashion about his historic, prophetic meeting in 1957 with Count Guido Berlucchi. The butler ushered me into the drawing room of Palazzo Lana Berlucchi. Everything testified to an understate... Read More

    From the article Franciacorta is the Next Champagne


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