Leaf n Grain Society: Cigar Pairing Headquarters

Focus on inspiring awareness and education of cigars, beverages, and food through pairings in our communities.

Grape Explorations Wine-timeless-enjoyed by countless walks of life and generations. Owning its complexity and diversity to the humble grape. Each bottle of wine is a testament to the unique characteristics of its grape variety, soil, climate, and the craftsmanship of the winemaker. Welcome to the journey, the exploration of wine grapes. Each article in this series will aim to delve into the fascinating world of wine grapes, uncovering the secrets behind some of the most celebrated and obscure varieties that have shaped the world of viticulture. In our journey, we will explore the origins and history of various wine grapes, from the ancient vineyards of the Old World to the innovative terrains of the New World. We’ll investigate how terroir—the environmental factors that affect a crop’s phenotype—imparts distinct flavors and aromas to the grapes, influencing the final character of the wine. Each article will spotlight a specific grape variety, providing insights into its cultivation, ideal growing conditions, and the unique profiles it brings to the wines we cherish. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or a curious novice, this series promises to enrich your understanding of wine grapes and enhance your appreciation for the intricate art of winemaking. Join us as we embark on this vinous adventure, celebrating the diversity and richness of wine grapes from around the globe. Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon, a name that resonates with wine enthusiasts worldwide, is one of the world’s most acclaimed and widely planted grape varieties. Its history is as fascinating as the wines it produces. Originating from the Bordeaux region of France, the variety is believed to be a natural crossing between two other grape varieties, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, with its earliest mentions dating back to the 18th century. The name itself is thought to be derived from the French words for…