Expanding Your Grape Varieties Knowledge Base

Expanding your grape varieties knowledge base  never got easier, I think. It’s up for debate…

Ever wonder how to learn many of those obscure grape varieties? As you prepare to become a master of wine, you could become inspired by Richard Hemming. He took his talent for music to new heights with this one.

You’re challenged.

Try keeping up with Richard. It’s so great! Between music and humor, is there a better way to learn anything?

I promise it’s worth it, for anyone who loves wine and a good laugh, this one’s for you.

And, if you’d like to follow this guide for his first stanza, you can’t even keep up in hearing. No rhyme, no reason, no alphabetizing… It’s just scattered and hilarious, including some of the grape varieties:

  • Ancellota
  • Albariño
  • Auxerrois
  • Assyrintiko
  • Chardonnay
  • Chasselas
  • Chambourcin
  • Fromenteau
  • Merlot
  • Pinot Meunier
  • Hárslevelü
  • Nielluccio
  • Tannat
  • Mandelaria
  • Vernaccia
  • Teroldego
  • Malvasia
  • Viognier
  • Romorantin
  • Verdicchio
  • Torrontes
  • Mencia
  • Pinotage
  • Limnio
  • Perle
  • Pedro Ximénez
  • Colombard

… catches a quick breath

  • Acalon
  • Aramon
  • Aspiran
  • Manmolo

… now his fingers and vocal chords catch a quick one…

And off he goes again.

8 Responses to “Expanding Your Grape Varieties Knowledge Base”

  1. Jo, along similar lines, you probably know about this but I have been a member of the Century Club for years. It is a self- evaluation of grapes tasted and anyone who has tried 100 or more should join: http://www.winecentury.com/

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Marlene, I’m working on my second 100 grape varieties… Got the first one a couple of years ago, and now about half way through to 150… headed toward 200. If it’s there, let’s climb it!

  3. Jo Diaz says:

    Yes, indeed, my Grapefriend.

  4. Jo, I am only up to about 150! But I am working on it…

  5. Glad you guys enjoyed it!

  6. Virginia says:

    Hmm … maybe I’m hearing things, but this rather reminded me of the old Tom Lehrer piano tune which listed the chemical elements …

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