etipontet.jpgGrapes are obviously quite important in the wine production process.  Like me, you might have grown up thinking that there were basically four types of grape: green seedless ones, green ones with pips and black ones (with and without).  Of course, we all know that there are loads of different types of grape used in wine production.  Thing is, unless you know your stuff, it’s very difficult (if not impossible) to know what type of grape has been used in the production of a French bottle of wine.  I mean, look at this label…yes, it’s got a pretty picture and a fancy name, but what the hell’s in the bottle?