The Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855 resulted from the 1855 Exposition Universelle de Paris, when Emperor Napoleon III requested a classification system for France's best Bordeaux wines that were to be on display for visitors from around the world. Brokers from the wine industry ranked the wines according to a château's reputation and trading price, which at that time was directly related to quality. The wines were ranked in importance from first to fifth growths (crus). All of the red wines that made it on the list came from the Médoc region except for one: Château Haut-Brion from Graves. The white wines, then of much less importance than red wine, were limited to the sweet varieties of Sauternes and Barsac and were ranked only from superior first growth to second growth.
Corsica is an island located to the south of France, in the Mediterranean sea. The place is renowned for its outstanding beaches and really gorgeous sceneries but also produces definitely worth a tasting wines. There are no less than 9 “AOC” (protected designation of origin) regions for wine in Corsica. Both quality reds and whites can be found with a large variety in strength and taste. This variety is brought both by the richness of Corsican vine soils, the altitude of the vines and the proximity of the sea . Corsican wines are also made unique by the use of grapes that are seldom used outside of the island; mainly Sciaccarellu, Niellucciu for red wines and Vermentinu for the whites.
The programming was: 1- Barok piece from the style of 1600s Wine: Château de la Greffière 2014 2- Mozart flute quartet Wine: Minuit Rose 2015 3- Pieces of Kriesler Wine: Terra Nostra 2014 4- Impressionist pieces buy the French composers of late 1800s Wine: Marqués de Casa Concha 2012
This year, 9,080 wines competed this year for the coveted Concours Mondial de Bruxelles medals in Valladolid, the capital of Castilla y León. The 320 international panel members awarded Silver, Gold and Grand Gold medals to top entries. Winners with the highest number of points in the red, white, rosé, sparkling, organic and fortified wine categories received Revelation accolades.
Wine tourism is becoming increasingly important for wine-growing regions and it has been recognized as part of agricultural tourism, rural tourism, cultural tourism, industrial tourism and special-interest tourism. The Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards celebrate innovation and excellence in wine tourism throughout the nine greatest wine regions in the world. I have selected 6 wines from great wine capitals.
More than an icon, the global leader for premium rosé, has become a lifestyle. We have selected 6 refreshing rosé wines for a Singapore summer !
Emmanuel Macron is the new French President. He is the founder of “En Marche!” movement, the former Minister for Economic. Opinions on Emmanuel Macron’s politics aside, one thing we can all agree on is the man has his priorities straight when it comes to wine. After electing a series of presidents who failed to comprehend the wonder that is France’s national beverage, the country has finally chosen a man who not only drinks wine — but loves it, a lot. Like, maybe even more than we love wine.
Why you should be drinking organic wine? Less powerful hangovers, fewer chemicals, and kinder to the environment – no wonder organic wine is booming.
Honour mothers on their special day with our best Champagne selection.