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Cannabis Wine Gaining Ground in California. ~ It seems that a select few California wineries are secretly producing wines laced with cannabis, according to The Drinks Business, and Cabernet Sauvignon seems to be the grape variety of choice for the blend.

Zinfandel is the #2 most widely planted red grape in California (right behind Cabernet). It’s considered California’s grape, even though it originated in Croatia.


Merlot Wine Fragrance Oil

Merlot: Less tannic than cabernet sauvignon, this red wine grape produces dark wines that are generally full-bodied, high in alcohol, and with notes of chocolate and plum. The most widely planted grape variety in Bordeaux, it can make wines that range from easy-drinkers to prized bottles worth aging. Food Pairing: Because of its diversity, there are a lot of options here — everything from grilled meats and blue cheeses to salmon and mushrooms.

Chianti: This popular Italian red wine is produced in Tuscany, and the best come from the chianti classico region. Characterized as a dry red, the style of the wine varies depending on the grape blend and how it is aged. Food Pairing: Often described as having notes of cherries and spices, chianti classico is a good match with something like an herb-crusted pork loin.

Alma Negra “M Blend,” Mendoza, Argentina. ~ ‘03 was the first vintage of Alma Negra. The winery was started by a little-known gent named Ernesto Catena, with only 11 barrels being initially produced.