Daniel Rogov wrote:First of all and once and for all, dammit, when referring to grapes we are talking about "varieties" and not "varietals". Having so catharted, what do you consider the king of red grape varieties? And, of course, why that one? (Next week – the Empress of White Grape Varieties)
to choose between voting with the heart for a personal favorite or with the head for the variety that truly earns a pride of place that wine enthusiasts can generally agree upon
Matilda L wrote:Which brings me to .... are different varieties 'king' in different parts of the world? Is it the particular combination of climate, terroir, technique and taste (as in fashion or preference rather than flavour) in any given place that makes a 'king' of the grape that responds best in those conditions?
Loweeel wrote:...Gaiter & Brecher
Bill Spohn wrote:I assume Pinotage was included for comic relief.....
Daniel Rogov wrote:Well, perhaps not as king or even crown prince
Bill Spohn wrote:Actually, Ryan, the only grape other than cab that caused me even a moment of thought was pinot and I can sympathize with anyone that chooses that grape over cabernet. Perhaps I, too, could have become a Burgophile if the grape just wasn't so frustrating and the best wines so expensive. Actually, I don't mind the best ones being expensive, it is buying all the rest at exorbitant prices and finding out that they AREN'T the best that galls one.
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