New grapes and a surprising lesson
Sunday, September 21, 2008
In the past several weeks, I have found wines made from
grapes that I have never heard of. Three of them are from
the country of Georgia, one is a native varietal from
California, and one was a red that is great for dealing with
drought type environments.
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The lesson was that when
it comes to things like Italian wines, being a Sagrantino di
Montefalco is very different from being a Sagrantino di
Montefalco - Passito.
I also experienced a very off
bottle of wine when a friend invited me for a drink at the
Dock Street Restaurant. It hurt because I know the
winemaker, and he's a great guy, but this bottle was on it's
way to being salad dressing (vinegar, folks).
yourselves a favor, try three wines in the next three weeks
that are made from grapes that are alien to you. You might
want to look at some Greek wines as well!