Shirley Bovshow breaks down the health benefits of wine.
GRAPES COME FROM / HOW GRAPES GROW:
grow in clusters on woody vines like a Thompson Seedless grape plant, and a
"Red Flame,” two of the most popular table grapes in America"
- Grapes grow in
full sun and in DEEP, well drained soil
- Grapes need
150-frost free day growing season with minimum winter temperatures above
- One plant can
grow to 30 feet long and bear 10-12 pounds of grapes per vine; it will
need structural support
COLOR – HERE ARE SOME OTHER WAYS IN WHICH GRAPES DIFFER:
are thousands of different grape varieties cultivated and developed specifically
for use in wine, juice, jam, raisins and table grapes:"
CONTENT: Wine grapes are usually much
sweeter than table grapes as sugar levels are directly related to
potential alcohol content of wine.
- SEEDS &
SKINS: Wine grapes usually have thicker
skins and lots of seeds as these impart the tannins, acids and in red
- FLAVOR: Table grapes usually have thinner skins, are seedless
and are developed with flavor in mind.
SEEDLESS are #1 drying grapes for raisins, table & wine!
NEW GRAPE VARIETIES AT THE SUPERMARKET:
grape varieties are the result of hybridizing or grafting two different grape
species to produce a new flavor, texture, even shape!
CANDY" Tastes just like the candy. Gold
color. Sweet with vanilla notes, crunchy and very juicy.
DROPS" Look at the shape- out of this world. Dark purple, long
crunchy grapes with concord grape flavor
DROPS" -Delicious, concord grape flavor without the seed. Same
flavor as the famous grape jelly in P&B sandwiches.
SWEETS" (Green and red) Amber green grape is petite with sweet
flavor and crunchy texture. Plays well with a sharp cheese
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