There existed a time when I was daft to the wiles and wonders of the grape, Carignan. Despite pockets of old vines in California it was essentially a lost variety. Little thought and even less desire was given this late-ripening, high-production, tight-clustered, and thus mold-prone grape variety that, given the name, one would assume is French. There are far more easy French grapes to cultivate (and ultimately sell) which is […]
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