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Noble Grape Challenge, Wine

The Creamy Sumptuousness of Viognier

It’s time for the next instalment of the Noble Grape Challenge. Last time we got to know Semillon, and this time around we get to know possibly my favourite white wine, Viognier.

About the Noble Grape Challenge

Let’s refresh ourselves on what’s going on here – Wine Folly created the Noble Grape Challenge as a way to learn the spectrum of flavours and characteristics found in red and white wines. Taking nine reds and nine whites and going through them from lightest to darkest, we’ll learn about the key characteristics and flavours of each.

About Viognier

I’m going to out on a limb and say you’re probably not that familiar with Viognier. Let’s start with figuring out how it’s pronounced, shall we? It’s vee-on-yay, or sometimes vee-own-yay, and definitely not ‘von-yay’ like I thought it was called. Oops. Basically, it’s French, so just pretend the g doesn’t exist.

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Noble Grape Challenge, Wine

Semillon, the Grape You Never Knew You Loved

white wine glass

It’s time for the next instalment of the Noble Grape Challenge. Last time we learned about the G grape, Gewurztraminer, and this time around we get to know a grape that I love returning to time after time – Semillon.

About the Noble Grape Challenge

Let’s refresh ourselves on what’s going on here – Wine Folly created the Noble Grape Challenge as a way to learn the spectrum of flavours and characteristics found in red and white wines. Taking nine reds and nine whites and going through them from lightest to darkest, we’ll learn about the key characteristics and flavours of each.

About Semillon

Semillon isn’t a very well known grape, which is a real shame because it’s delicious. It’s also probably because it’s most often used in blends. Like many of the world’s favourite grapes Semillon got its start in France – Bordeaux to be exact. I know, weird right?

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Noble Grape Challenge, White Wine, Wine

The Sweet and Subtle Moscato

white wine

It’s time for the next installment of the Noble Grape Challenge. Last time we explored the underrated Chenin Blanc, and this time around we get to know another grape that tends to fly under the radar – Moscato.

About the Noble Grape Challenge

Let’s refresh ourselves on what’s going on here – Wine Folly created the Noble Grape Challenge as a way to learn the spectrum of flavours and characteristics found in red and white wines. Taking nine reds and nine whites and going through them from lightest to darkest, we’ll learn about the key characteristics and flavours of each.

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