As we are writing up some Rueda wines this week I thought I’d treat you all to a little bit of history and info on this wonderful region and grape variety courtesy of decanter.com. Click on the image below to open the Decanter article: The Verdejo Grape and Rueda DO.
It is apparently 200 years since the first grape vine was planted on New Zealand soil by Reverend Samuel Marsden. Well done that man! Wonder if he knew just how successful New Zealand wines would become.
Interesting article, in Spanish, from Granada hot.com about the negative effects of climate change on wine production here. The last two summers have delivered record numbers of forest fires, floods and summer hail storms all of which tend to kill off your grapes. As a consequence grape harvest levels have declined and wine makers are … Continue reading Climate Change in Spain
This sweet wine from the Piedmont’s region of Italy may not be my favourite (see yesterday's tasting: Alice Bel Cole Attis Moscato) but there is no doubting it’s popularity on the world’s market. Check out this article by italymagazine.com for more information. Click on image to open article from Italymagazine.com
In all the years I’ve been watching Graham Norton I never realised the white wine he guzzles is actually his own blend. The privileges of being famous.
Hurrah! Plenty more wine in the pipeline for me to drink 😁😁
Ha Ha! Look what just popped up on my Facebook. France, not to be outdone by Spain, is about to release an even more expensive wine. This Bordeaux wine will set you back €30k as opposed to €25k it costs you to buy the Galician wine. Good grief that’s enough to put a deposit on … Continue reading Even More Expensive Wine
One of the reasons I love Spain is because it has such a diverse range of wines available at incredibly affordable prices. So I’m not sure whether to be shocked or impressed by this news. I do know I won’t be trying this wine unless someone else is buying.
I only got to try two wines on my English wine week, but loved them both. I will definitely be trying more, so I’m happy to see the increase in vines. More wine for me. 😁😁 Click on the image below to open the full article by thedrinksbusiness.com
Actually English wine week was May 25th to June 2nd, but this weekend I am back in the UK and at a family barbecue had the chance to try out some British white wines. So I declare this my British wine week. After years of importing everyone else's wines Britain is beginning to developed a … Continue reading Welcome to English Wine Week