Demystifying Wine

Demystifying Wine

One grape at a time

Learn about Wine in a Simplified Way

With thousands of different wine grapes and even more wine producers, it can be very overwhelming. Seems like a Sommelier class is needed to understand it all. And all we want to do is enjoy the stuff!

So what’s the straightest path to the enjoyment part?

Simplify! How about simplifying the THOUSANDS of different wine grapes down to the top SEVEN?

7 Noble Grapes

Here at Common Grape, we focus on these 7 because they are widely produced and popular with consumers. This means you can easily find these wines on store shelves and on restaurant menus.

These 7 are produced by both large and boutique wine producers from around the world. And these producers employ different production styles which means there are a lot of interesting things we can discover just with these 7 Noble Grapes.

So, what are the 7 Noble Grapes? Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz.

Learn by Tasting

One way to start learning is to actually taste and compare so your palate becomes familiar with each type of wine.

We’ve created these self-guided tastings that provide background on each grape, wine recommendations for the tastings, tasting notes, and pairing notes. You could taste and compare all 7 Noble Grapes first and then dive deeper into a specific grape to taste and compare production styles from different regions around the world.

Taste. Learn. Pair. Cheers!

Wine Tastings Intro
Basics of Making Wine
7 Noble Grapes – Taste all 7 side-by-side

White Wine Tastings

Riesling
Sauvignon Blanc
Chardonnay

Red Wine Tastings

Pinot Noir
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Syrah/Shiraz

Wine 101

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