Protected by the Vosges Mountains, this picturesque region is singularly blessed with enviable conditions: ancient soils, noble grapes and an extraordinary climate – one of the driest in France. Thirteen distinct terroirs make Alsace a mosaic unlike anywhere else. Here, minerality and freshness aren’t just concepts, they are the story of the wines.
For much of its history, Alsace was Elsass and
We’ve all tasted sparkling wine, at the very least around the holidays or when celebrating a special occasion, yet many of us have no clear idea what the difference is between wines such as Champagne, Cava and Prosecco—or how they even get the bubbles into the wine in the first place. Let us explain.
Sparkling wine is a carbonated wine, a wine that has bubbles, which usually takes on the name as
Whenever you say Napa Valley, most wine lovers think Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Indeed, the Napa Valley is a single appellation, or AVA (American Viticultural Area), yet within its borders reside 16 sub-appellations, each with its own distinctive microclimate and its own signature grapes.
Ever wondered why with just 4% of California’s wine grape harvest, Napa Valley is so big in stature
One marriage that no one can object to is Wine & Cheese.
Individually, they are delicious but when combined together, they create a magic with flavours. And like we said, a match made in heaven, whether it’s a dry, tannic, sweet, fruity or spicy, every wine has a complementary cheese.
To make sure, you get the best of this magic, we have couple of pointers which will help you plan the perf
Have you ever wondered which wines were liked by the kings and the queens? Hidden far north-west in Italy, on the foot of the Western Alps, and having close proximity to France and Switzerland, is a small region of Piedmont.
Enjoying an unrivaled seat among the world's very finest wine regions, Piedmont is the home of more DOCG wines than any other Italian region. With respected names as Barolo
The lush Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premier wine region and weekend getaway – partly for its close proximity to Melbourne, but mainly for the 80-plus wineries, superb restaurants, national parks and wildlife.
This is the place to rise at dawn in a hot-air balloon over patchwork fields and vineyards, and to kick back with a pinot noir at world-class wineries.
Situated just 45 kilometers east of
The Maipo Valley, encircling the capital city of Santiago, is Chile’s best-known winemaking region and home to many of its most prominent wineries. A warm climate region largely shielded from the influence of the sea, Maipo experiences large fluctuations in day and night temperatures. Soils are comprised chiefly of alluvial clays and loams (sand, silt, and clay); they get stonier near the rivers anread more
Champagne — the name of both France’s most northern wine region and its only appellation — is world-renowned as the source of world’s finest sparkling wines; the area’s cool temperatures yield grapes with substantial acidity, a prerequisite for successful sparkers. Remember, while there are high quality sparkling wines from around the world, only Champagne can come from the 33,000 hectares of landread more
As you’re probably aware pineapple is a tropical fruit, with sweet and juicy pungent flesh. It’s this sweet pungency that’s reflected in some wine aromas, though no actual pineapple is present. There is such a thing as wine made from pineapples instead of grapes, but we won’t get into that here.
As a tasting note, pineapple is aligned with other sweet-smelling exotic fruits like mel
Steely is a term commonly used to promote fashionable dry white wines, but what does it mean in the mouth? It describes a metallic flavour and a firm mouthfeel. Generally these wines are low in alcohol, high in acidity, with distinguished minerality. In this way it’s aligned with notes like flint and graphite.
Examples include cool climate wines,
like Rieslings from Germany, Alsace, Aus