A grape by any other name…

This is a fun article from Suzanne Grumko to The Free Lance Star. Suzanne explores the confusion of multiple names of grape varieties throughout the world. Perhaps you have been confused about a varietal at your local wine shop. Names like Sauvignon Blanc and Fume Blanc, Syrah and Shiraz, Cabernet Franc and Carmenet, Mouvedre and Mataro, are all synonymous, yet cause confusion for the average consumer. Why the different names? Regional and language differences are primarily responsible, but some blame can be put on the marketing department of some large Wineries.

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