To help determine the difference between hemispherical styles, the Boozy Biddies compare two grape varietals with two different styles from two different regions: Chenin Blanc from South Africa and France plus Malbec from Argentina and France. Many grape varietals benefit well in both hemispheres but can show many differences if done in an old world (European) style or new world (every other wine region). By highlighting the difference in taste profile it helps in determining which type of wine is ideal for the consumer.

Wines Featured:

Kara: Catena D.V. Catenta Tinto Historico Red Blend 2017, Bellingham 2016 Old Orchard Chenin Blanc

Calla: Mary Taylor Anjou Blanc, Clos La Coutale Cahors




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WTSO From the Vine, “Vineyards on the Other Side of The World”

Wine Review Online, “The Amazing Wine World Transformers: Southern Hemisphere Wines”

Wine Enthusiast, “Chenin Blanc Struts Its Stuff”

Wine Folly, “The Indispensable Chenin Blanc Wine Guide”

Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide, Society of Wine Educators

Forbes, “Cahors: The Other Malbec Wine Region”

The Wine Bible, Karen MacNeil

Wine Spectator, “What’s the Difference between New World and Old World Wines

Winerist, “History of Malbec In Argentina

Wine Folly, “Loire Valley Wine Guide”

Mary Taylor Wine, “Anjou Blanc”

Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant “Clos La Coutale”