Some History on the Rueda Region

Running along the Rio Duero South West of Valladolid in Castilla Leon, the Rueda D.O was formed in 1980. Prior to the 70s this region had very few grapevines. They primarily grew the Palomino grape variety but much of the vines had been killed off by the phylloxera bug earlier in the century. Then the … Continue reading Some History on the Rueda Region

Boğazkere and Öküzgözü Grapes

Boğazkere and Öküzgözü are classic Turkish grapes which are often blended together in local red wines. Boğazkere apparently translates as throat burner because it produces highly tannic bitter wines. Öküzgözü on the other hand is known for fruity floral flavours and high acidity. The two blended together can produce full bodied fruity reds that age … Continue reading Boğazkere and Öküzgözü Grapes