Know your wine grapes

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

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The aromatic Gewürztraminer

A dry white wine, Gewürztraminer is celebrated not only for its generally sweet taste, but also its aromatic qualities.

Thriving in cooler climates (it does best in the Alsace region of France), this grape is known for being something of a challenge to grow. It tends to bud early, exposing it to crippling frosts, and is very susceptible to disease.

Outside of France, Gewürztraminer thrives best in New Zealand, Argentina and in the Golan Heights of Israel. It's best paired with cheese, roasted vegetables and poultry.

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