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Class 3: International Varieties

TASTING: Pinot Noir and Merlot

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Before you start the tasting:

1. Fill in the top portion of the Tasting Journal. This information helps you remember the wines and also provides clues to how the wine will taste:
Producer: the name of the winery or chateau
Growing Area: the region where the grapes were grown; probably Oregon and Washington for these two wines
Vintage: the year the grapes were harvested
Alcohol: the alcohol content is given as a percentage
Price: the cost of the bottle or glass in a store or restaurant

2. Pull the corks from your two bottles, a Pinot Noir from Oregon or California and a...

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