In response to her previous post:

I am a huge proponent of education by repetition.  To a wine newbie like myself (and millions of others) it isn’t inherent knowledge to know what grapes are the primary grapes of which regions.  To me, it is one of the most confusing aspects of wine.  But really fun to learn.  So, teacher, here are your answers:

“What are the three major white wine grapes of Loire Valley?”
Sauvignon blanc, Chenin blanc & Cabernet Franc.

“What is the difference between Pouilly-Fumé and Pouilly-Fuissé?”
Pouilly-Fumé is an AOC in the Loire Valley which produces Sauvignon blanc, Pouilly-Fuissé is Burgundy and therefore Chardonnay.

“What is the major white wine grape of Bordeaux?”
Sauvignon blanc.

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  1. Her says:

    Very good, dear. But cab franc is a red grape and in France is primarily used in Bordeaux blends and is the sole red grape for Chinon ( which is from Loire, so you had the geography right here).

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