Know your wine grapes

From Cabernet Sauvignon to Gewürztraminer, wine grapes around the world feature complex flavors and aromas.

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The intense, popular Cabernet Sauvignon

From the vine-covered hills of Galilee in Israel to the sun-soaked Sonoma Valley in California, the Cabernet Sauvignon grape is grown in every major wine-producing country in the world.

Despite its global popularity, Cabernet Sauvignon is a relatively recent grape, the product of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc that can be traced back to 17th-century France. It's also a slow-to-peak variety, taking an average of 13 years to produce grapes of optimal flavor.

Want the perfect food pairing? Cabernet Sauvignon goes wonderfully with beef, steak and even chocolate.

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