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
  • 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

    … it. Or have grapes from the region represented in the bottles resting in your wine cellar. Let’s dive in! My journey started out at Coyote Canyon Vineyards, which was cool because the night before I enjoyed a bottle of Albariño from Coyote Canyon Winery. This Spanish white wine grape continues to impress me in versions from Washington (and Oregon…

    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 -
  • Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    … grape harvest since 1950, with total production from the 2014 vintage forecast at 41m hectolitres, according to the country's Coldiretti farmers' union. Non-stop rain through much of August has hampered grape ripening and is likely to lead to higher wastage in the vineyards. But, it remains early days and several winemakers who attended…

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

    … displays some lingering black berries some tannins and some acidity. This is a lovely cab franc. I would give it an 89 or so. $21.85 at the winery, not in the LCBO. From the winery’s web site: Cabernet Franc 2012 Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a star in the Finger Lakes. This grape is ideally suited for cool climate growing…

    John Galea/ Canadian Wine Guyin Cabernet Franc- 4 readers -