Blaufränkisch and Plavac Mali were some of the first grapes I plunged into when starting to venture outside of my Californian safety net many years ago. It was however not the easiest grape for me to really love as where it’s grown is in generally cooler-climate regions where ripeness can be an issue. In good years, it can be a crisp, lively red that’s pleasant with meals due to a propensity to hold very proper amounts of acidity. In bad years, it’s just flatter than how this spoonjob thinks the […]

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