Tina M. "kitty" Courtney, is a full-time writer living at the base of the Hollywood sign. She’s a 31-year old Gemini who lives for vein-popping conversations, 9 course tasting menus (with wine pairings, of course), and manic DJ-driven dance floors. Ms Courtney has a degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, is an avid food critic, and she runs her own food blog, OMG! Food. Her first novel, Precious Things, will be released this year.
Many wine lovers have come to have an intimate appreciation for grape varietals like Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s no secret that many French wines are supremely developed blends, as well as one-grape standouts, but what does remain mysterious are those lesser-known, succulent grape varieties that create the foundation for many a fabulous creation. It’s time to pay homage to a few of the red and white grapes that help make France one of the most marvelous wine regions in the world.