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PROJECT

WINE 101 JUST THE BASICS

LEVEL

BEGINNER

INSTRUCTOR

EIZEL MY WINE WORDS PETER & ALLIE MERRICK


VARIETALS REGIONS VINTAGES


VARIETALS (n.) species of grapes


white wine

These are commonly known white wine varietals.

CHARDONNAY PINOT GRIGIO SAUVIGNON BLANC RIESLING GEWURZTRAMINER VIOGNIER


red wine

These are commonly known red wine varietals.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT SHIRAZ PINOT NOIR MALBEC SANGIOVESE


REGIONS (n.) areas where grapes are grown


united states

Let’s take a look at CA, OR, WA, NY & MI.

CA | Napa CA | Sonoma CA | Central Coast OR WA NY MI


france

It’s all about tradition bound in terrior.

Champagne Burgundy Bordeaux Loire Rhone Alsace


italy

There are twenty regions, but let’s start with three areas.

North Central South


spain

The culinary capital of the world also makes a bit of wine.

Rioja Catalonia Toro Ribera del Duero Navarra Jumilla La Mancha Jerez


australia

Let’s understand the wine down under.

Barossa Valley McLaren Vale South West


VINTAGE (n.) the year a wine is harvested


vintage A wine is defined by its varietal, region & vintage. That said, the year the grapes of a wine are harvested speaks volumes. While there are good & bad vintages in every region, there are always exceptions to the rule. Be careful about judging a book by its cover & a wine by its vintage. The vintage is the wine’s birth year. And just as we change as we get older, so does a wine & what it has to offer.


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WINE 101: Just The Basics