Peter McCombie on Cabernet Franc

In last week’s episode, I brought you to the Siklos Castle in Villany. I hope you had  a chance to see some of the photos on our podcast homepage found at bit.ly/ListentoDracaena. This week, I am giving you the all access pass to the conference itself.  In today’s episode, Peter McCombie, a Master of Wine, … Continue reading Peter McCombie on Cabernet Franc

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Siklos Castle – Podcast

I was a guest of the Villany wine region's Franc & Franc symposium over Thanksgiving weekend.  We were treated to an opening event at the Siklos Castle (Fortress). The castle was built by Baron János György Benyó in the 13th century in the town of Siklós in the southern part of Hungary near Pécs. It was first mentioned in a … Continue reading Siklos Castle – Podcast

Cabernet Franc – Much More than a Blending Grape

 4 December 2018  Flavor Team Member: Kara  Categories: Wine Central Coast Cabernet Franc: not just a blending grape.Cabernet Franc, known and used primarily as a blending grape (it’s one of the main varietals in Bordeaux blends), also makes a great single varietal wine. Why? It’s generally a lighter wine with more acidity, making it food-friendly. It has … Continue reading Cabernet Franc – Much More than a Blending Grape

Cabernet Franc Is on the Rise in Argentina

The variety is hotly tipped as the country’s next star, but how far will it go? From left to right: Gran Enemigo, Piantao Zorzal, Pagina 1 Abremundos, Pulenta Estate, Eggo Zorzal, Toko Vineyard Zaha, Verum Reserva, Benegas Lynch, and Lamadrid Reserva. While Cabernet Franc makes up less than 1 percent of the country’s vines, this red variety punches … Continue reading Cabernet Franc Is on the Rise in Argentina

Why you should give cabernet franc, cab sauv’s parent grape, a try

This is a case in which the kid outshines the parent — becomes more popular, more universally beloved, more powerful, more worldly. That is the way it’s supposed to be, right? Isn’t that the wish of all good parents, that their offspring go on to greater heights than they have? It doesn’t always work that … Continue reading Why you should give cabernet franc, cab sauv’s parent grape, a try

CABERNET FRANC VS CABERNET VS MERLOT; Tasting Event

PR CONTACT: Mrs. Tala PR@WineLA.com   “​CABERNET FRANC VS CABERNET VS MERLOT” June 2nd, 2018 Los Angeles, Ca. (February 28, 2018)-   Did you know that the grapes Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc are actually the “parents” of Cabernet Sauvignon?   Cabernet Franc seems to be breaking out! Travelling from Santa Barbara to Napa Valley, … Continue reading CABERNET FRANC VS CABERNET VS MERLOT; Tasting Event