Cathal McBride on wine: It’s time for petit verdot to step into the spotlight
Thick-skinned and late-ripening, petit verdot most likely originated in Bordeaux and is extensively used in blends to enrich cabernet and merlot
Glenn Close, Mark Ruffalo, Amy Adams, Willem Dafoe, Ed Harris and Angela Lansbury walk into a wine bar. It might sound a bit random, but in fact there’s a viticultural punchline to this joke’s opening line. While these talented actors have 28 Academy Award nominations between them, most were in the supporting role category and they have never actually won.
So what do they order? If petit verdot was a thespian, it too would have ...