Bock Kekfrankos, Villany, Hungary

            Grapes 100% Kekfrankos, otherwise known as Blaufrankisch, which is otherwise known as: “Errrrrmmmm….I have no idea how to pronounce that wine/grape…I’ll just have a glass of Merlot…”   Facts Holy hell! There’s very few times when I look at a wine label and think: “Yup! I’ve got no idea what I’m looking at here…” In-fact, the only recognizable thing on this label is Blaufrankisch, which you may-or-may-not have tried…

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Shooting Star Blaufrankisch by Steele, Washington State.

Grape 100% Blaufrankisch [blouw-fran-keesh] (say it with a ridiculously strong German accent just for fun).   Facts Don’t confuse this wine for Blue Steel. They’re two very different things. Of-course you’re forgiven if you haven’t heard of Blaufrankisch before! Otherwise known as ‘Lemberger’ in Germany and Austria, it’s super-obscure, and not too many wineries in the U.S bother to grow it. Winemaker Jed Steele gained a enology degree from UC Davis (before it was cool),…

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