Let’s Talk Rosé: Rosé is not a grape or any particular mix of grape varietals. It is named quite simply in honor of its rosy-pink color, which is achieved via the fermentation process. They can be blended with any red varietals you are familiar with.
Claret” is actually a British nickname given to red Bordeaux-style wines. Bordeaux wines come from the Bordeaux region of France and are famously composed of 5-7 grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon (most traditional primary grape & these account for the most expensive), Merlot (most common), Cabernet Franc,
Vidal Blanc is a hardy grape varietal that is produced from the Vitis vinifera variety Ugni blanc (aka Trebbiano Toscano) and another hybrid variety, Rayon d’Or. It was initially bred in the 1930s by Jean Louis Vidal with the intention of creating a cognac. However,
Plavac, or Plavac Mali, is the primary varietal grown on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. This grape is a cross between Crljenak Kaštelanski (from the Zinfandel family) and Dobričić (The name refers to small blue grapes that the vines produce (plavo=blue, mali=small). It is one