Using the Index

There are many ways to use the Wine Grape Varietal Table: for looking up what grape goes into what wine, how a grape relates to others in terms of body, acidity, varietal characteristics, etc. or just browsing the world of wine grapes. Here's one possible scenario:


While enjoying a bottle of Sancerre for example, the question arises: "what grape is this made from?"

Look up Sancerre in the White Wines section of the accompanying Wine and Grape Indexes to learn it’s made of the Sauvignon Blanc grape:



To help locate Sauvignon Blanc on the Wine Grape Varietal Table, first look in up it the Grape Index.



Find Sauvignon Blanc on Row E and learn about its typical varietal characteristics, the countries it's grown in and other wines it goes into:

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