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With roots that trace back to the ancient Romans, Beaujolais is a bit of an enigma, often viewed as a somewhat independent region within a region. Beaujolais is technically part of Burgundy, although its climate more closely resembles the Rhone, and its wine has a unique character that differentiates it from both Burgundy and Rhone.

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Sometimes called the King of Red Wine Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely recognized and sought after red wine. Originating in France’s Bordeaux region, Cabernet Sauvignon is now grown in predominantly warm climates around the globe, from Chile to California to Australia to South Africa. Cabernet Sauvignon wines, or Cabs, are usually aged 5-10 years to reach maturation and often blended with other grapes.

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