So I went to see 'Sideways' the other night and I learnt a new word. I laughed when people at the wine tastings kept saying 'varietal'. I assumed it was one of those silly made up things that come out of America from time to time, especially when the President is speaking. But no, there are wine grape varietal tables and varietal dictionaries all over the place.
I was actually drinking red wine at the time (its a great place our local cinema) but I think it was Merlot, say no more.