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Grape Index:  Varietals Characters

This is the place to make lots of new friends... maybe even fall in love! The wine world is full of "varietal characters", each with a personality all its own. Of course they're not all aristocrats, or even the finest clonal selections, but altogether they're a very rich bunch..."rich" in the spice that keeps life interesting - VARIETY!

Varietal Character of the Week

Petit Verdot
You are such a temperamental performer, Miss Verdot. You seek stardom and the highest salary, but you have yet to prove yourself in a starring role. We have seen you add color and spice to legendary ensemble performances. But, at this time it would be foolhardy to cast you in a leading role without the support of such established stars as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Your tendency toward immaturity and not showing up for the fina... (more)

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Mysterious Varieties

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Personality profiles that define the essential character of the grapes in the mysterious varieties list. Email your compositions to our Art Dept. If your text shows promise our staff illustrator will go to work on a caricature.

REWARD!
Your Varietal Character will be featured on the Home Page and installed in the Varietal Character Index. You will be given FULL CREDIT (Yippie!) and ever after glow with pride knowing that you have joined that exclusive fraternity of occasionally sober writers at Appellation America who have time for this sort of thing.

  • Alden
  • Noah
  • Alvarelhao
  • Noble
  • Arandell
  • Noiret
  • Aromella
  • Okanagan Riesling
  • Bath
  • Ontario
  • Bianca
  • Optima
  • Blanquette
  • Orange Muscat
  • Bourboulenc
  • Oraniensteiner
  • Brianna
  • Pedro Ximenes
  • Buffalo
  • Peloursin
  • Cabernet Foch
  • Perelli 101
  • Cabernet Pfeffer | Gros Verdot
  • Perle of Csaba
  • Canadice
  • Petit Bouschet
  • Canaiolo Nero
  • Picardan
  • Cardinal
  • Picolit
  • Carlos
  • Pineau d'Aunis
  • Castel
  • Pinotage
  • Chardonnay Musque
  • Pollux
  • Chelois
  • Prairie Star
  • Colobel
  • Rayon d'Or
  • Corot Noir
  • Regent
  • Couderc Noir
  • Reliance
  • Counoise
  • Ribolla Gialla
  • Delaware
  • Rose of Peru
  • Dunkelfelder
  • Rosette
  • Dutchess
  • Rosette
  • Early Burgundy
  • Rotberger
  • Early Muscat
  • Rougeon
  • Elvira
  • Royalty
  • Eona
  • Rubired
  • Espirit
  • Rumenika
  • Experimental Varieties
  • Sabrevois
  • Fern Munson
  • Saint Macarie
  • Fernao Pires
  • Salvador
  • Fiano
  • Saperavi
  • Folle Blanche
  • Sauvignon Gris
  • Formosa
  • Sauvignon Musque
  • Fredonia
  • Savagnin
  • Frontenac Gris
  • Scarlet
  • Frühburgunder
  • Scheurebe
  • Gamay Beaujolais
  • Schonburger
  • Garganega
  • Sereksiya Charni
  • Geisenheim
  • Seyval Noir
  • Gemeinschaft
  • Siegerrebe
  • German Collection Varieties
  • Siegfried
  • Golden Muscat
  • Souzao
  • Graciano
  • Sovereign Opal
  • Grand Noir
  • St. Croix
  • Grechetto
  • St. Laurent
  • Green Hungarian
  • St. Vincent
  • Grenache Blanc
  • Steuben
  • Grenache Gris
  • Stover
  • Harslevelu
  • Suwannee
  • Himrod
  • Swenson
  • Horizon
  • Swenson Red
  • Huxelrebe
  • Tara
  • Ison
  • Teroldego
  • Ives Noir
  • Terret Noir
  • James
  • Tinta Amerela
  • Joannes Seyve
  • Tinta Isabella
  • Kay Gray
  • Tinta Madeira
  • King of the North
  • Tinta Mazuelo
  • Kleinberger
  • Tinta Roriz
  • Lagrein
  • Tocai Friulano
  • Lakemont
  • Torrontes
  • Landot
  • Treixadura
  • Lorelei
  • Triomphe d'Alsace
  • Loureiro
  • Trousseau Gris
  • Madeleine Angevine
  • Unidentified Varieties
  • Madeleine Sylvaner
  • Vaccarese
  • Magnolia
  • Valvin Muscat
  • Mammolo
  • Van Buren
  • Marechal Joffre
  • Vandal-Cliche
  • Marquette
  • Varousset
  • Marquis
  • Veeblanc
  • Missouri Riesling
  • Verduzzo
  • Montonico
  • Vermentino
  • Munson
  • Vernaccia
  • Muscadelle
  • Villard Blanc
  • Mustang
  • Villard Noir
  • Negrette
  • Vincent
  • Negro Amaro
  • Vivant
  • Nero D’Avola
  • Welschriesling

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