A painting of Francois Baco, who came up with the baco noir hybrid grape in 1898.
Nellie Ming Lee
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The Corkscrew by Nellie Ming Lee

The weird hybrid wines that leave even the experts guessing at their origin

Some popular hybrid wines, such as baco noir, were created by accident. Others, such as a sauvignon blanc blended with gewürztraminer, meant to appeal to the Chinese consumer, are best forgotten

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A painting of Francois Baco, who came up with the baco noir hybrid grape in 1898.
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