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There’s something about MERLOT!

Thanks to one little Hollywood movie (Sideways… just so you know), Merlot has garnered a bum rap amongst wine enthusiasts. But why? It’s fruity, plush, layered and when produced in Right-Bank Bordeaux can demand eye-watering price tags. Merlot is most well known as one of the key red grapes used to make Bordeaux but it’s […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Countries of the world, Grape Zone|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Touring France – The Sunny South

The south of France is famous for its mild Mediterranean climate, and grapes enjoy the warmer weather too. Stretching out along the coast of the Mediterranean the regions of Provence, Languedoc, and Roussillon do not have the same sort of stature as Bordeaux, Burgundy, or the Rhone, but they make some excellent French wine.

Pink Provence

Provence […]

Touring France – The Lavish Loire

The gorgeous Loire Valley in the West of France is mostly home to White and Rosé wines. These French wines don’t command the high prices of other regions and they are mostly made for drinking straight away. You can pick up some delicious Vin De Pays wines from this region relatively inexpensively.

Wonderful Whites

Sancerre and Pouilly […]

Touring France – Burgundy

Fans of Burgundian wines believe they are some of the most sensual wines in the world. They are certainly among the highest priced. The area of Burgundy is also known as the Bourgogne.

Contrasting Chardonnay

Chardonnay is the main grape for white wine in Burgundy and produces a range of different styles. Look to Chablis in the […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: Countries of the world|Tags: , , , , , |

Touring France – The Rhône…

Today we focus on France’s Rhône Valley. Head East from Bordeaux and you’ll arrive at this warm, dry, somewhat windy, region that’s chocker-block full of red and white wine bargains. Although wines of the Rhône region in the East can command high prices they do not have the same prestige as Bordeaux varieties, so there […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Categories: Countries of the world|Tags: , , , , , , , , |