Great Wine Made Simple talks about the Big Six, the six biggest selling varietals in the US. Far be it for me to disagree with a Master Sommelier, and I do think these are an excellent starting point. I like to expand this list to nine, however, given how common several other prominent varietals are on wine lists I’ve seen the last ten years. So here’s my list of essential varietals to learn:
Each of these has a distinct profile. All but one are widely grown in several areas around the world. So I bet you can guess what I’m going to be talking about for the next nine weeks. But first a poll: How many of these nine have you had? How many do you feel you understand well?
UpdateFitness: Ran 2.5 miles
Sun, Moon, and Stars: 484 words, 441 seven-day average, 266 average, 37175 total, 825 go for the week; 7-day streak