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WINES AND SPIRITS

Capitalize names of wines and spirits that derive from geographic regions (even if they are now also produced elsewhere) or from developed varieties of grapes and those that are trademarks. Lowercase names that are merely descriptive or no longer associated with a geographic district.


Region

Armagnac
Beaujolais
Bordeaux
Burgundy
Calvados
Chablis
Chianti
Graves
Madeira

Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Merlot
Pinot Blanc
Pinot Noir
Riesling
Sylvaner
Tokay
Traminer
Trademark

Pernod
Dubonnet
Lowercase:
            bourbon            rosé                   port
            claret                  sherry            

Classification:
            premier cru (first growth)         Good
            grands crus                                     Very Good
                                                                          Excellent