Do American Viticultural Areas Really Matter?
The Treasury Department’s Tax & Trade Bureau (TTB) is in charge of reviewing applications to create new appellation names for wine labels. Students of wine are constantly trying to memorize lists of the approved American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).
Grape Variety Profile – Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon is the first in a series of varietal profiles by Master Sommelier Catherine Fallis, presented to aid students in preparing for blind tasting exams and gaining a global view of many of the important grapes. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most ubiquitous red variety in the world.