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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Five: Cabernet Sauvignon

March 20, 2017 - By 

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world's most planted wine grape, the most popular red, and easily the most successful of all the international grape varieties. Originally from South West France, this red grape has since reached the farthest corners of the winemaking world, dominating vineyards in even the unlikeliest of regions.

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Four: Chardonnay

March 6, 2017 - By 

Love it or loathe it, Chardonnay is easily one of the most popular white wines in the world. It can be bold and in your face or it can be the very definition of elegance and finesse. It's a chameleon of a grape whose character is entirely dependent on the place where it's grown and the vintner's decisions during the winemaking process. As one of the few white wines that really takes to oak, it's readily available in both oaked and unoaked st ...

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Three: Pinot Noir

February 20, 2017 - By 

When it comes to fine wine, Pinot Noir always ranks as one of the world's greatest. It's a difficult grape to cultivate with a mercurial temperament that requires climate, soil, the terroir, to be just so. Sure, anyone can grow Pinot Noir but it takes a master to achieve true greatness with it.

Pinot Noir gets its name from the French words for “pine cone,” a nod to the shape in whi ...

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round Two: Pinot Gris

February 7, 2017 - By 

Born in Burgundy and spread throughout the wine world, Pinot Gris is much-loved, fantastically versatile, and adored by white wine drinkers in every corner of the globe. Before we take a look at the wonderful world of Pinot Gris, let's clear something up. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are two names for the same grape, the former being the French name and the latter being the Italian incarnation, both meaning grey. Why are we, the thirsty wine ...

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Okanagan Versus the Rest of the World Round One: Merlot

January 28, 2017 - By 

As far as the world wine goes, Merlot is one of the leading grapes in both popularity and plantings – easily a frontrunner for the most successful of the so-called international varieties. This early-ripening grape makes plush, soft, world class wines and can perform well in both cool and warm climates. Deriving its name from merle, the French word for blackbird, Merlot makes delicious, charming, and age-worthy wines that deserve both accolade ...

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