Personally I can think of nothing I would like less than a wine and donut pairing, but then I'm not a particular fan of donuts. For those of you who cannot live without this doughy treat here are the wines to mix with your next indulgence.
A carry on from yesterday’s news post. Which drinker are you? Me, I’m a bit of both depending on my mood.
A little craft project for you all during quarantine.
Two stalwart grapes of Spanish white wines are in fact sibling. Verdejo, cultivated in the Rueda region, and Godello, used primarily in Valdeorras and Bierzo, are both derived from the same parent grapes: Savagnin (or Traminer) and Castellaña Blanca. Verdejo is often considered the Sauvignon Blanc of Spain. This entirely separate grape variety also shares … Continue reading Sibling Grapes: Verdejo and Godello
In these uncertain times it is a good idea o look after our health. So we should drink moderately but also look out for those wines that promote good health. Here is an interesting article from winefolly.com on what makes a wine better for you. Click on the image below to open the full article: … Continue reading Best Wines for you Health
The other night I noticed these wacky wine labels at a new place I was checking out and ended up buying a bottle purely because of its name. I had no idea what grapes it was made of or the region it came from. As it happened it turned out to be pretty good. It … Continue reading Wacky Wine Labels
Courtesy of winefolly.com Malbec (sometimes called Côt and Auxxerois) is from France, where it grows in the Sud-Ouest. The thick-skinned grape is a natural cross of two esoteric varieties that are from Montpellier (in Languedoc-Roussilon) and Gaillac in the Sud-Ouest. Today the majority of France’s Malbec is found in Cahors, a small town on a … Continue reading A Little Malbec History
Your fun fact of the day courtesy of the Larousse Wine Guide. Seems Chile is one of the few areas not to suffer from the phylloxera bacteria.
My last winetasting was a Petit Chablis and it got me thinking what exactly is a Petit Chablis, do they use smaller grapes or something? Turns out it's a sort of quality label. All Chablis wines come from a wine sub region of Burgundy in Northern France, basdd es around the town if Chablis, and … Continue reading Petit Chablis vs Chablis