France has approved a new protected geographical indication for wine: The Pays de Brive PGI in Nouvelle- Aquitaine. The newly classified area produces dry, still (non-sparkling) wines in red, white, and rosé as well as sweet white wines. Check out the full article below from winewitandwisdomsweclicking, by clicking on the map welcome to the world … Continue reading France Approves A New Wine Region
Apparently we’re all supposed to drink Australian wines this Christmas in support of Australia against the recent tariffs introduced by China against their wines which is considered ‘industrial bullying’ by many. This is fine by me. I grew up on Ozzy Wine in the 80s. It’s like an old friend, so bring it on. Check … Continue reading Support Australian Wines
After a tough year of lockdowns and restrictions many of my friends are looking for a change in their career and where they live. Well if you happen to have a spare million you could buy this winery in Wales. Not the best wine producing area of the UK but definitely one of the most … Continue reading Fancy Buying Your Own Winery?
Oh dear! Not good news for wine buffs. Check out this article below from The Drinks Business of the effect of COVID on the role of Sommelier. Drinks Business: Has COVID Killed The Sommelier
Why does this never happen to me? I love the fact that none of the drinkers on the two tables noticed the error on tasting their wines. It goes to show you can be just as happy with an $18 bottle dollar of Pinot Noir as you can with the $2000 Mouton. Click on image … Continue reading NY restaurant couple mistakenly served $2000 Mouton 1989 after ordering $18 Pinot
Planning some staycations for this year as travel abroad seems to be off the cards for a while, fortunately Spain is well placed wine holidays 😀😀 as this article from thisistherealSpain.com demonstrates. ThisIsTheRealSpain.com : Four Spanish Wineries
Spanish Rose wines have never really enjoyed the same popularity as there red and white brothers. Even though Spain is one of the top producers, in terms of quantity, for Rose wines they are largely unknown both at home and abroad. However a number of bodegas are trying to change this and produce wines better … Continue reading Trend for Spanish Roses
The eternal argument in the wine world between mass produced commercial wines versus traditionally produced higher quality wines. According to the article below ‘“Trying these popular bottles, I thought, would etch in stark relief the yawning chasm between mass-produced industrial bottles,” and “wines that are agricultural products”, he wrote. He added: “It may well be … Continue reading Do Commercial Wines Create Wine Lovers?
Brilliant solution! Well done Naked Wine Club. Check out the New York Post article here:
Interesting article on work underway to identify the genetic base of local grape varieties and harmonise then naming of these grapes to avoid confusion. One of the local grapes mentioned is the Albillo Criollo which was used in yesterday’s wine tasting. Click on image to open article ‘You Say Malvasia, I say Rojal’