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Following a catch up on shout-outs (thank you so much for the comments!) and a listener question about "bottleshock" and transport of wine, we hit the main topic, given to us by Paula Kidwell, a great podcast fan!

Her question: What are the wines that I need to seek out to get an idea of the 10 classic, benchmark styles of major grapes?

We're a listener-driven show, so you're comments are our bidding!

I hit a few more than 10, but the main ones were:

  • Champagne
  • Bordeaux -- red, white, and sweet
  • Sancerre
  • Vouvray
  • Syrah from the Northern Rhône
  • Burgundy -- White and Red
  • German Riesling
  • Rioja
  • Chianti Classico
  • Barolo

Now that you know them, why should you listen? Because we talk through each and why they're benchmarks...important stuff to know!

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And if you've got a question you want us to answer, post it on any of those places and we'll include it on the show!

Thanks for listening! We can't wait to hear from you!

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