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Learn about the grapes used to create the beautiful styles and varieties of wines that are enjoyed around the world and sold at First Choice Liquor.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The many faces of Cabernet Sauvignon. A very popular grape that is grown in a wide range of regions and varying climates around the world, as a resul…

Cabernet Shiraz

Cabernet Shiraz - Breaking rules, making history. While the French maintain heavy regulation around what grape varieties can be blended, Aussies real…

Champagne

Three grapes and a million bubbles. Made only in the Champagne region in France, this varietal is made from mainly three grape varieties.

Fortified

Discover Tawny and Muscat.

Organic Wine

Red wine, white wine, green wine. Organic Grapes. Organic wine is produced using grapes grown without the use of artificial chemicals such as herbici…

Other Reds

Other big names around the world. Along with the very familiar grapes we’ve talked about already there are many more which are less well-known …

Pinot Gris or Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio, magnificent in any language. The Pinot Gris (French) or Pinot Grigio (Italian) grape is named for its greyishblue colour but the w…

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a grape in demand. When it comes to popularity, Pinot Noir has a massive following.

Prosecco

Prosecco is an Italian sparkling wine chiefly made from the grape variety ‘Glera’. It's originally from Slovenia but was brought to the village of P…

Riesling

The rise and rise of Riesling. The Riesling is a white grape, originally from the Rhine in Germany, with a very distinct flowery aroma.

Rosé

Rosé is made from a variety of grapes, including Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Shiraz

Shiraz. The French grape with an Aussie name. Originating in the northern region of South East France, the Syrah grape is the famous son of two lesse…

Sparkling

Sparkling Australia. While cooler areas of Australia, such as the Adelaide Hills, have been seen to produce some quality sparkling, many mainland Aus…

Tempranillo

Tempranillo. Tempranillo is Spain’s number one grape and the main grape used. It got it's name from Temprano, the Spanish word for early because it r…

4 Organic Wines to Try This Season

Organic wine has become more and more prevalent in the last few years – but what does it actually mean? Although it sounds like a thoroughly modern m…