Cabernet Franc

In the 1600s in southwestern France there was a pas de deux between a sauvignon blanc vine and a cabernet franc vine. The result was cabernet sauvignon, the dominant red grape of the last two centuries. Continue reading “Cabernet Franc”


Today in the Veneto region of northeastern Italy computer-controlled drying fans are finishing their work or rustic straw mats are done cradling their bunches of grapes.
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