Varietal: Red Native American Grapes

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Foxy Concord: Finding the sweet spot with this American classic

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The grape of North America, Concord has come to dominate the grape juice and jelly markets, but making a solid wine with it can require a little more care than most vinifera grapes. Chik Brenneman digs deep to come up with a solid game plan to making a worthy wine from this grape variety.

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Norton: New World nobility

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The experts surmise Norton is likely a cross between V. aestivalis and an unknown V. vinifera species. There is possibly some contribution of V. labrusca.

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Muscadine: A taste of the South

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Muscadine is a grape variety from the South that is used in many culinary recipes, but also makes a fine wine.

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Native American Grape Varietals

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Botanists tell us that grapes are members of the genus Vitis, and the well-known European grape varieties are members of the species vinifera. (In case you’ve forgotten, a species is one rung lower in the botanical classification system than a genus.) When the Europeans first came to the New World, they found grapes growing in great profusion

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Black Spanish

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Will the real Black Spanish stand up? I have to admit, when we first decided on this variety as a topic, I had never thought I had made wine from it. However, this grape actually has many synonyms. Renowned wine author Jancis Robinson reports that depending on your location, it is referred to as Cigar

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Norton Grapes: An American Original

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Learn about Norton grapes, an American original, plus how to make Norton wine.


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