Grape Varieties

Get to know the grape varieties that go into making our favourite bottles of wine. We explore popular international varieties like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. We also learn about varieties native to a particular region, like Sangiovese from Tuscany or Albariño from Rias Baixas.

Merlot: Essential Things to Know

Merlot is one of the world’s most popular red wines. It’s a chameleon grape for…

Riesling grapes
The Quick Guide to Riesling

Riesling is an aromatic grape that dates back as far as 1435. Despite some misconception,…

Pinot Noir grapes
Pinot Noir: Get To Know This Important Grape

Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most popular red grapes. It has a reputation…

Malbec Grapes
Fascinating Facts About World Malbec Day, Can You Pass Our Test?

It seems there’s a day for everything. From Grilled Cheese Day (April 12) to Love…

Chardonnay wine grape - SOMM TV
Chardonnay: The World’s Most Popular White Grape

For the general wine-drinking public, Chardonnay is somewhat of a polarizing varietal. It’s often due…