Part one of the two-part noble grape episode focuses on the three red noble grapes (varietals), Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Noir, while also touching briefly on a “bonus” noble grape Syrah. Different sources claim different numbers of noble grapes, citing there can be as little as six or as many as twenty, but for the sake of ease, the Boozy Biddies have focused on the original three for the majority of this episode. This is an easy introduction to three of the most popular red noble grapes in the winemaking world.



Wines Featured:

Kara: Angeline Merlot, Trim Cabernet Sauvignon

Calla: Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Les Grands Champs Gerard Raphet

Sources Noted:

VinePair, “The Six Noble Grapes: Their History & Influence on Wine

The Spruce Eats, “The Six Noble Grapes

Coldist, “A Summarize History of Wine Grapes

VinePair, “The 8,000 Year History of Wine Transport

Food Republic, “Paso Robles and Merlot: A Love Story

The History of Wine in 100 Bottles by Oz Clarke

Wine Folly “Cabernet Sauvignon”

Certified Specilaist of Wine Study Guide by Society of Wine Educators

Joie de Vivre A Beginners Guide To Wine

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