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All you need to know about Sparkling wine!

The most famous sparkling wine that you will come across is Champagne. However, sparkling wines are also made in a number of other regions outside of Champagne, and these make tasty affordable alternatives if you don’t want to pay for the Champagne price tag. Join us for a tour around the sparkling wine world to […]

Take yourself on a tour round Planet Chenin!

Humble Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile grapes in the wine world. It’s relatively easy to grow, productive, and has high acidity making it suitable for use in many different styles of wine. It produces friendly easy-drinking dry white table wines, rounded and palatable, lively sparklers, and some of the finest sweet wine […]

By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: Grape Zone|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 – Beautiful Bordeaux!

Getting to grips with the French wine regions is like exploring your way through different countries. Each region has its own identity, climate, style, grape-types and wine-laws. In some areas wines can be drunk young, without food, in others wines need to be aged, sometimes for years and need to accompany a meal. Over the […]

By |May 11th, 2015|Categories: Countries of the world|Tags: , , , , , , |