Not only do "Old World" (Europe) and the "New World" (everywhere else) have different approaches to making wine, it carries through right to the way they name stuff. This week, Rick and Elizabeth help explain the reason for this and cover some major European wine names and what's actually in them... All are grapes you know and love, just masquerading as some other name.
Here are the show notes:
- A quick explanation of why Europeans name wines by place... it's all about the Romans
- The whites: Chablis, Condrieu, Vouvray, Sancerre and more
- The reds: Bordeaux, Burgundy, Cote Rotie, Barolo, Rioja, and more
- And grape of the week: Torrontes - the floral, peachy, yet acidic white of Argentina
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