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Uncorked: Wine Made Simple

Uncorked: France, Part One (#105)

Explore the heart of the vineyard and uncover centuries of winemaking traditions in France. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: UNCORKED takes viewers into the heart of the vineyard and the mind of the winemaker. The six-part series, hosted by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Ted Allen, explores one of the world's most storied beverages, while winemakers and grape growers in France and California explain wine's unique journey from grape to glass. Designed to appeal to the novice and wine connoisseur alike, the series presents basics like wine terminology, popular grape varieties and tips for reading a wine label. In addition, some of the world's top chefs, wine writers and educators discuss the winemaking process as well as tasting, buying and pairing wine.

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  • Uncorked: First Taste (#101)

    Discover what wine is by meeting the people who make it, write about it, cook with it and drink it. [26 minutes]

  • Uncorked: Napa Valley (#102)

    Visit a winery built with stones imported from Austria and the American Center for Food & Wine. [26 minutes]

  • Uncorked: Sonoma (#103)

    Learn how an eccentric Hungarian immigrant helped launch fine wine production in California. [27 minutes]

  • Uncorked: Central Coast (#104)

    Explore the Zinfandel country of Paso Robles and the clean fruit-driven Chardonnays of Edna Valley. [24 minutes]

  • Uncorked: France, Part Two (#106)

    Travel to four of Frances most important wine producing regions, including Loire Valley & Burgundy. [25 minutes]

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