For those of you wondering where Cahors is. Here's winefolly.com's map of the French wine regions.
Time to start learning my Chilean wine regions. I really enjoy wines from this country and have drunk a fair few in my day, so it's shocking that I cannot name any of their wine regions. It occurred to me when I was looking up information on my last wine tasting, Errazuriz Pinot Noir. Well … Continue reading Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Whilst trying to research yesterday's wine I came across this fantastic website about Californian Wines that does a nice job of breaking down the different wine areas in California. You tend to forget just how big and area it is and boy do they make a lot of wines. Click on the image below to … Continue reading Californian Wines
In honour of the Alsace Pinot Gris wine, whose tasting notes I wrote up the other day, here is Winefolly's take on this white wine region on the border of France and Germany. Seems there's a lot more to the region than the Gwertraminer wines I've traditionally enjoyed. I feel some more tastings will be … Continue reading The Alsace Wine Region
Recently I wrote up the tasting of a French Petit Chablis and it reminded me of just how detailed and confusing the French classification systems are. When I did the WSET 2 qualification we learnt the main wine classification systems and when reviewing France I remember thinking 'there's no way I'm going to remember all … Continue reading Getting to Grips with Wine Classifications
Ever wondered what Prosecco was made of? Well wonder no more. Here is wine-searcher.com's views on this popular bubbly. Click on the image below to open the full article.
Apparently wines from this grape variety are rarely seen outside of it's native Sardina, so I feel quite privileged to have tried one here in Madrid. Click on the image below to learn more about this grape variety from wine-searcher.com
So at the Frontonio Tasting I was told that Carignan can be a difficult grape to grow as it produces high tannins, acidity and alcohol levels. I personally found it super fruity with none of the usual bitterness I associate with tannins. It seems Wine Folly agrees with me describing this wine as one that … Continue reading The Carignan Grape
With a reputation for aromatic, cherry flavoured Garnacha red wines I can see 'The Empire of Garnacha' becoming one of my favourites denominaciones in Spain. Click on the link below for Wine-Searcher.com’s views on D.O. Campo de Borja. Then click on the image below to check out the D.O. Campo de Borja website.
Interesting article on how Spain classifies its wines from winescholarguild.org. Click on the image below to open the full article.