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A short history on a grape can improve a reader’s understanding of the wines produced from that grape. Chardonnay is a Vitus vinifera grape, meaning European with origins in the Saône-et-Loire, located between Lyon and Dijon in France. Chardonnay is an outstanding white grape grown in France's Champaign and Burgundy regions since at least 1583. The grape likely draws its name from the Chardonnay village near Uchizy in the Saône-et-Loire department and Burgundy-Franche-Comté region.

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I’ve been reading recipes for light summer meals for some time and recently found a simple “Oldie but Goodie” that scores a 10! Galettes. There are many different varieties of this simple French pie that sometimes resembles a pizza but is way more unique.

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In the last three years, wine preference trends showcased three categories: blended red wine, sparkling wine and Rosé wine. Rosé wines were often considered a summer back porch, picnic or beach wine. Today, these wines have evolved in two important ways. First, they are year-round, light-to-…

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It’s said Italian fishermen in San Francisco originally gave popularity to cioppino in the U.S., but similar dishes have been served worldwide ever since the soup kettle was devised.

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The primary red grape in Italy is sangiovese, yet it is not that country’s king of red grapes. That honor belongs to nebbiolo. Nebbiolo accounts for only 13,500-plus acres, while sangiovese covers more than176,000 acres.

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Cabernet Franc is an ancient European grape with a historical record as early as 1534, using the old local synonym Breton. The modern spelling with "Cabernet" did not occur until 1823. Cabernet Franc origins are likely France. Foremost, "Cab Franc," along with Sauvignon Blanc, are the DNA pa…

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(Family Features) Family reunions this summer are sure to take on special meaning as families reunite after months apart. Organizing such a mo… Read more