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Strong "grape jelly" aroma and flavor characteristic of native American grapes like Concord and sometimes found in more subtle form in red French-hybrid grapes. Probably coined by early settlers in the Americas who called the native grapes fox grapes by analogy with the fable about the fox and the grapes. Foxy wines are not generally well thought of by serious wine lovers, but a well-made Concord wine (or Scuppernong or Muscadine in the American South) can be a pleasant change of pace.

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