Zweigelt

Austria’s most planted red wine grape and is a cross between Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent (tastes like Pinot Noir). Resulting wines are bright, tart, and fruity.

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Valpolicella

The region’s most famous wine, Amarone della Valpolicella, partially dries grapes to increase concentration in a process called appasimento. Corvina is the darling grape of the Valpo blend and known for its flavors of cherries and chocolate.

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St. Laurent

Likely originating in Austria, this small berried vine yields cherry flavoured wines that have been compared to a deeper coloured, beefier version of Pinot Noir.

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Port

Portugal’s flagship; an aged, sweet fortified wine that comes in a wide range of styles, largely based on ageing techniques. Commonly seen styles include Ruby and Tawny.

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Priorat

A Spanish regional wine blend known largely for its full, dusty red wines made primarily from Grenache and Carignan. The best age a minimum of five years before release and some include Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for additional complexity.

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Merlot

Merlot is loved for it’s boisterous black cherry flavors, supple tannins, and chocolatey finish. On the high end, it’s often mistaken with Cabernet Sauvignon and commonly blended with it.

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Norton

An American hybrid of Vitis vinifera and Vitis aestivalis that shows excellent promise for winemaking in America’s midwest. Wines are often rich with both fruity and savory flavors.

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Corvina

kor-vee-nah Primary Flavours Tart Cherry Cinnamon Chocolate Green Peppercorn Green Almond Taste Profile Dry Medium Body Low Tannins Medium-high Acidity 13.5–15% ABV Handling SERVE 55–60°F / 12-15°C GLASS TYPE Aroma Collector DECANT 30 Minutes CELLAR 5–10 Years Food Pairing Italians have really nailed the regional food and wine pairing game. Think local: Antipasti (salumi), bruchetta, […]

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Bordeaux Blend (Red)

A red blend that’s dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with several other grape varieties native to the Bordeaux region of France.

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