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Grapes - Champagne aka Zante Currants

Grapes - Champagne aka Zante Currants

Description

Champagne grapes are the small, seedless grape variety, Black Corinth. When eaten fresh, they are known as a table grape. In dried form the champagne grape is transformed into a raisin, in which they are known as the Zante currant. When the berries are fresh, at their peak maturity, they are intensely sweet and succulent with a mere hint of tartness. Regardless of what the name may imply, Champagne grapes are rarely used to make wine.

Applications/Techniques

Champagne Grapes work well as an accompaniment to poultry, pork dishes and cheese plates. Highly decorative, Champagne Grapes are popular as a dessert fruit and garnish. Small bunches of these miniature currant grapes can be used as a cocktail or beverage garnish.

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