A grape is a fruiting berry of the deciduous woody vines of the botanical genus Vitis. Grapes can be eaten raw or they can be used for making wine, jam, juice, jelly, grape seed extract, raisins, vinegar, and grape seed oil. Grapes are a non-climacteric type of fruit, generally occurring in clusters.
Posts about Grape
    • Goodbye BC: Chamberton Winery, Fraser Valley, Canada

      Wayward Wine ends eleven days in Canada, with British Columbia’s oldest winery: Chamberton Estate. Now oldest around here is 1991. But that gets near to 24 years old. Claude and Inge Violet left their vineyards in France to plant in BC. Only recently did they hand the winery to Eugene Kwan and Anthony Cheng, who are thoroughly involved. Let’s see how they fair.

      WAYWARD WINE- 3 readers -
  • Triade Negroamaro Primitivo Nero di Troia 2012

    … I’m rather glad I didn’t have to ask for this wine by name. It has a heck of a name. Triade is OK, I could cope with that, but it’s the triad of grape names that follow that I may not get to the end of safely if I was ordering a second glass. These are three popular Italian grapes. Primitivo is best known to our colonial cousins as Zinfandel…

    Golly's Wine Drops- 3 readers -
  • Lovely Louise Swenson

    … vintages, blended in both still wine and bubbly, and have quite enjoyed working with it. It’s grown from Kansas to New Brunswick, with some plots in New York, and in the Lake Champlain Valley of Vermont. It’s a complex hybrid of Elmer’s ‘Kay Gray’ and ES 2-3-17 which itself is has ancestry in Seyval Blanc and some cousins of Brianna and Cayuga White…

    Todd Trzaskos/ New York Cork Report- 3 readers -
  • Napa harvest: Coombsville fruit showing unique characteristics

    … located in Coombsville. It’s no secret the annual wine grape harvest in Napa Valley got off to an early start back on July 30th, here’s what Williams had to say about it: The main story with the 2014 season is the lack of rain. The lack of rain this year isn’t affecting us the way one would normally think lack of rain would affect growing crops…

    The Cork Boardin Merlot- 5 readers -
  • Horse Heaven Hills Vineyards Tour

    … of their Canoe Ridge Estate vineyards. We ate brisket and fried chicken and drank some of CSM’s Horse Heaven Hills Sauvignon Blanc. Which, year after year, is one of my favorite white wines from Washington and it’s pretty damn inexpensive, too. It has a touch of oak barrel-aging that softens the sharp edges of Sauvignon Blanc. I happen to love…

    Jameson Fink/ Jameson Finkin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Review of Becker Vineyards Reserve Merlot 2012

    … array of wines for some time. Founded in 1992 by Dr. Richard Becker and his wife, Bunny Becker, the winery now produces over 100,000 cases of wine annually from grapes grown in their ~75 acres of vines along with grapes sourced from other vineyards in Texas and harvested from vineyards in other parts of the United States. An interesting fact…

    Jeremy Wilson/ Texas Wine Loverin Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Underrated Spain: Meseta Central Wine Region

    … vineyards. Ribera del Guadiana A region that touches the border to Portugal and uses 29 different varieties that are Spanish, Portuguese and French. There is a focus on Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Malvar. SUBSCRIBE TO GET FRESH WEEKLY WINE STORIES By Madeline Puckette I'm a certified wine geek with a passion for meeting people, travel, and delicious food. You often find me crawling around dank cellars or frolicking through vineyards. …

  • Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    … Summer rain has left winemakers across northern Italy facing difficult conditions for the 2014 harvest, but while many still remain optimistic there are higher hopes further south in the country. Peter McCombie MW hosts a Chianti Classico tasting at Decanter's Simply Italian - Great Wines even in London. Italy is heading for its smallest wine…

    Decanter- 9 readers -
  • 2012 Herman J Wiemer Cab Franc

    I love my cab francs. Niagara makes some lovely one. So on our trip to the Finger Lakes I was anxious to try theirs. This one is dark in color with a nice nose of dark berries. On the mid pallet the wine immediately hits with some pepper and then comes through with lots of black cherries. Rich and bold.

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guy- 4 readers -
  • A Wee Return to Natural?

    … The earth is rude, silent, incomprehensible at first; Be not discouraged – keep on – there are divine things, well envelop’d; I swear to you there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. ~Walt Whitman The vineyard we purchased almost 20 years ago, the vineyard in front of my home, has always been a good piece of land. Nice slope…

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