Many wine lists are organized by grape variety—and generally the categories are those of such major international grapes as Cabernet, Merlot and Chardonnay. Wines that are not made primarily from these varieties fall into the category of “Other Whites” or “Other Reds,” as if they were second-class citizens. We would prefer to see menus list a category called “Signature Native Varieties” or a similar name.Many exceptional wines are available from grape varieties that are famous mainly in ...

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