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Variety versus Varietal

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Variety versus varietal University of California at Davis, if you care about precious credential: Variety is a noun. Varietal is an adjective. Example, I love the varietal characteristic of this variety. It’s that simple.  

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Variety versus varietal – Oh, this is so perfect

Variety versus varietal…I think I finally understand it all. This might even be the last time I bring this one up, ever again. The meme below, in this blog post, will just say it all for me, from now on. The Big Picture I’m sick to death of wine writers who are constantly defending the […]

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Going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart

Yup… I’m going down in history as a Variety versus Varietal old fart, and I don’t care. I first wrote about his on May 11, 2007. Then, I brought it up again on March 11, 2011. My most recent post for this one was on July 3, 2012. Now, it’s July 2014, and it’s circled […]

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You say pot-A-to, I say poe-tah-toe… You say varietal, I say variety…

I’m a stickler for using the right word. Someone once said to me, “‘It is I?’ …. Isn’t it, ‘It’s me?’” No… sorry, you missed school the day that one was explained. “Is” is a copulative verb (the verb “to be”), and takes a subjective pronoun after any use of the verb “to be.” It […]

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Variety Versus Varietal ~ Keeping The English Language On Course

I’m a stickler for using the right word. Someone once said to me, “It is I? Isn’t it, It’s me?” No… sorry, you missed school the day that one was explained. “Is” is a copulative verb (the verb “to be”), and takes a subjective pronoun after any use of the verb “to be.” It is […]

Variety versus Varietal ~ My Saintsbury Hero ~ David W. Graves

It is I who’s a stickler for using the right word. (Someone just said to me, “It is I? Isn’t it, It’s me?” No… sorry, you missed school the day that one was explained. “Is” is a copulative verb (the verb “to be”), and takes a subjective pronoun after any use of the verb “to […]

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Every Single Wine Grape Variety Has Its Own Unique Leaf

Wine Grape Varietal Leaves can all be found in resource books, but I wanted my own images. There are many wineries where I’ve worked, prior to becoming a consultant. At each one I learned a different segment of the wine business. While at Kendall-Jackson, I took advantage of Santa Rosa Junior College’s Demonstration Vineyard; which […]

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Historical Wine Grape Variety: Mission

The following was a final project that I wrote for my Enology class at Santa Rosa Junior College, taught by Pat Henderson, winemaker for Valley of the Moon. It was regarding the Mission Grape’s role in California Wine Viticultural history. After my presentation, which included a tasting of a light but flavorful Malvadino Mission wine, […]

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Historic Variety: Mission Grape

The following was a final project that I wrote for my Enology class at Santa Rosa Junior College, taught by Pat Henderson, winemaker for Valley of the Moon. It was regarding the Mission Grape’s role in California Wine Viticultural history. After my presentation, which included a tasting of a light but flavorful Malvadino Mission wine, […]

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Should Petite Sirah be a Rhône variety?

I was just asked this question: Should Petite Sirah be a Rhône varietal? My answer: I don’t think of it as a Rhône variety. I think of it having Rhône roots, but nobody seems to advocate/brag for its Rhôneness… including me. It’s an American transplant, all the way. This is also just my humble opinion. With this one, […]