Cabernet Franc is used for Blended or Varietal Wines

Cabernet franc is largely overshadowed by its more well known cousin Cabernet sauvignon. However Cab Franc is widespread in France, the cooler regions of Europe and in most wine producing countries. Some synonyms for this variety are Bouchet, Breton bordo. The most common use for Cabernet franc is as a blending partner, often minor, in … Continue reading Cabernet Franc is used for Blended or Varietal Wines

REAL WINE LOVERS ORDER CAB FRANC, NOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Get a group of wine nerds together and more likely than not, when asked to choose between Cabernet Franc over Cabernet Sauvignon, the decision would be unanimous. Cab Franc would win every time. Somewhere along the line, Cabernet, Cab, and all other forms of nickname somehow became synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon. But what about the … Continue reading REAL WINE LOVERS ORDER CAB FRANC, NOT CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cabernet Franc – Brilliant Soloist, Essential Ensemble Member (#CabFrancDay)

My Cab Franc Day Line-Up: B1ockOne; Marquis de Coulaine; Bodega Lagarde; Fabre Montmayou; Dracaena WinesIt’s Cabernet Franc Day! December 4 has been designated International Cabernet Franc Day – a move sure to please lovers of the grape, which is often overshadowed by its more famous offspring, Cabernet Sauvignon.  As one of the primary grapes of … Continue reading Cabernet Franc – Brilliant Soloist, Essential Ensemble Member (#CabFrancDay)

In Celebration of Cabernet Franc

Written by Nancy (CSW) on December 4, 2016 By Viala et Vermorel (Ampélographie) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsToday’s the day. December 4. Cab Franc Day. Also known as #CabFrancDay on Twitter. The day officially designated to celebrate the grape variety Cabernet Franc. Why celebrate Cabernet Franc on December 4th? Because it is the anniversary of … Continue reading In Celebration of Cabernet Franc