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Often Found in Blends, Cab Franc is Ready For Its Time in the Spotlight

Often blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc makes excellent single-varietal wine. Climate change is pushing the boundaries on where it is cultivated. By Ari Bendersky If you’ve ever enjoyed a glass of wine made with Cabernet Franc, it was likely blended with other red grape varieties. Cabernet Franc is native to the Basque …

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Think American Wine is All About Napa? Think Again

by Ari Bendersky With American wine, most people are aware of California, specifically Napa and Sonoma. Beyond these two regions, others may have Oregon on their radar, keen for its excellent Pinot Noir wines, or even Washington State for its richly textured Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignons.  While California claims the greatest number of wineries, with …

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An Oregon AVA Flood of Epic Proportions

Take a primer on Oregon’s Newly-Minted American Viticultural Areas WIthin Willamette Valley By Joe Roberts Thousands of years ago, the Missoula Floods gave birth to what are now the diverse terroirs of the Pacific Northwest. Today, the region is experiencing a different kind of flood: namely, a flood of newly-approved AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). The …

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