Back to Basics: A Cabernet Franc Primer #WinePW
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Back to Basics: A Cabernet Franc Primer #WinePW

Is there anyone who thought that when Robin Bell Renken chose Back to School as the theme for the September #WinePW chat, that I would not be talking about Cabernet Franc?! We were asked to pick a subject on wine and put together a fun educational piece to expand your wine knowledge! I thought a…

Cab Franc; Stepping Out of the Shadow of Its Progeny

Cab Franc; Stepping Out of the Shadow of Its Progeny

I was honored to be asked to be a key note speaker at the International Cabernet Franc Competition sponsored by California Wines and Wineries.  Below is my speech titled, “Cabernet Franc; Stepping out of the shadow of its Progeny.” Thank you to Michael Kelly for putting the event together and for the photo. (not sure…

Right Bank Libournais; Cabernet Franc and a Long Historical Presence

Right Bank Libournais; Cabernet Franc and a Long Historical Presence

It’s been a while since I have talked about my  beloved Cabernet Franc. I thought today I would dive into the Bordeaux region that is best known for its production, Libournais. The region is located on the “Right Bank” of Bordeaux and is named after the historic capital of Libourne. As a reminder, Bordeaux wines…

Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc; The Love Story

Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc; The Love Story

Only two days until #CabFrancDay! Join us on Twitter this Friday, December 4th! Follow using #CabFrancDay. We will be hosting a twitter chat at 5pm PT followed by a get to know the winemakers chat at 6pm PT! Show everyone your Cab Franc Love and together we’ll show that Cabernet Franc is #MoreThanABlendingGrape!!  I hope…

Get to Know Cabernet Franc A Little Better!

Get to Know Cabernet Franc A Little Better!

#CabFrancDay is almost here! December 4th is just two weeks and this year’s celebration is going to fantastic. This year, we have 15 wineries to spotlight, so be sure to follow Exploring the Wine Glass on your social media channels to keep up with all the happenings!   Cabernet Franc is an essential blending grape, found…

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Are You Hungary For Wine? Part 2 – Villány

*This is part two of the series about Hungary and is wine. In part one, I talked about how visiting Budapest and learning about it’s history truly affected me. I saw images of what the people had to deal with and heard first hand accounts of how property was taken and people were murdered. To…

Join in the #CabFrancDay Celebration

#CabFrancDay is nearly here! Let us all celebrate the grape! I am on a mission to prove that this variety is “More Than a Blending Grape!”  In France, the variety is called Breton, Véron, Noir dur, Bouchy, Bouchet, Gros Bouchet, Carmenet, Grosse Vidure, Messanges rouge, and Trouchet noir. In Italy, it is known as Bordo and Cabernet…