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Concord

Concord is a red north american hybrid grape variety and is widely used for its sweet and aromatic juice, as well as for winemaking. Concord is probably a cross between Vitis labrusca and an unidentified Vitis vinifera variety.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Concord grape is of a dark blue-black colour and has a distinctive, sweet, musky flavour profile. Its aroma is reminiscent of a combination of black currant, blueberry and raspberry. Its taste is typically sweet and slightly tart, with a hint of spiciness.

Fresh Concord grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Concord is the most widely planted variety in the eastern United States, especially in New York State. It is is also grown in Canada, but can be found in other parts of the world as well. It is an especially popular variety in the Northeastern United States, where it is used for making wine and juice but also jelly. The Concord grape is a hardy variety, which can tolerate a wide range of weather conditions and soil types. It ripens late and produces a large amount of crop. Concord has medium-sized bunches of large berries. The majority of the fruit is harvested for juice and jelly. Less than 10% is used to make wine. The Concord grape is used to produce a wide variety of styles of wine, ranging from dry reds to sweet wines. In the United States, it is often used to make sweet, fortified wines such as port, as well as traditional table wines. In Canada, it is used to make sweet wines and sparkling wines. The sweet and tart flavours of the Concord grape make it an ideal pairing for a variety of dishes. It pairs well with desserts, cheeses and fruity dishes. It is also an excellent pairing with spicy dishes, as the sweetness of the grape helps to balance out the heat.

Foods to pair with Concord:

Asian food
Curry
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Concord
The Concord grape was first developed in the 1840s by Ephraim Wales Bull, who grew the variety from a seed he found in his garden. This variety quickly became popular and is now one of the most widely grown grapes in North America.

Top Wines with Concord

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Bully Hill Sweet Walter Red

Bully Hill

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Bully Hill Sweet Walter Red is a delightful wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Crafted in a renowned appellation, this wine is made from grapes grown in exceptional vineyards. The winemaking process involves careful attention to detail, resulting in a wine that is both approachable and enjoyable. With its sweet and fruity flavor profile, this wine appeals to a wide range of palates. Its smooth texture and well-balanced acidity make it a versatile choice for pairing with a variety of dishes or enjoying on its own. Bully Hill Sweet Walter Red is a true crowd-pleaser that is sure to impress wine enthusiasts.
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Valenzano Shamong Red

Valenzano

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3.8
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4.4
Valenzano Shamong Red is a delightful wine crafted in the heart of New Jersey's Outer Coastal Plain region. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, resulting in a well-balanced and flavorful experience. With its rich and smooth texture, Valenzano Shamong Red offers a delightful combination of fruity and earthy notes. This wine is perfect for those seeking a versatile and approachable red wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes or can be enjoyed on its own.
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Bottle of André Cold Duck from search results

André Cold Duck

André

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3.1
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4.2
Andre Cold Duck Sparkling Wine is a delightful California creation blending sweet red wine with lively fizz. Bursting with blackberry and cherry notes, this light-bodied and easy-to-drink sparkling red is perfect for cocktails or sipping on its own. Whether it's a bachelorette party, bridal shower, or girls' night, pop open a chilled bottle to kick off the fun. André, crafting sparkling dreams since 1966, brings affordable bubbly to any occasion. This Cold Duck variation offers a unique and refreshing experience with vibrant bubbles, fruity aromas, and balanced sweetness. Crafted with care, it's an ideal choice for celebrations or casual gatherings, impressing even the most discerning palates.
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Food Pairing:
cheese plates
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Bottle of Bully Hill Banty Red from search results

Bully Hill Banty Red

Bully Hill

User Rating:
3.6
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Bully Hill Banty Red is a delightful red wine crafted in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Produced by a renowned winery, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the local vineyards. The winemaking process involves carefully selecting and blending different grape varieties to create a harmonious and approachable style. Banty Red offers a medium-bodied profile with flavors of ripe berries and a hint of spice. Its smooth texture and balanced acidity make it a versatile choice for pairing with a variety of dishes or enjoying on its own.
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