WINE REGION : Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate is a wine-growing region in the northwest of Argentina, located in the widest valley of Calchaqui: one of the highest places in the world suitable for wine-growing. Known for its Torrontes and Malbec, the Calchaqui Valley surrounds Cafayate and has some of the most spectacular scenery in Argentina. Cafayate is located at 1700m above […]

WINE STUDY : Verdicchio

Verdicchio is an Italian white grape variety. Of unknown origin, it is widespread in Italy in the regions of Marche, Umbria, Abruzzo and Sardinia. It is believed to be a member of the trebbiano family. It is a versatile variety, used both for light and easy-drinking table wines, and for more complex and aging examples. […]

WINE TRAVEL : Focus on The Maipo Valley, Chile

In Chile, the vineyard areas are divided into 4 principal regions, themselves divided into 13 better-known Sub-regions. One of them is called The Maipo Valley. Located south of the capital, Santiago, The Maipo Valley is home to some of the country’s most prestigious wines. Described as the “Bordeaux of south America”, the rich and fruity […]

WINE PAIRING : “Bouillabaisse” and Mediterranean wine

Today we are going to explore Mediterranean specialties in the south of France, where the dishes can be enjoyed in a convivial atmosphere with family or friends by the sea! The specialty of the day is the famous “bouillabaisse”! A Marseilles speciality based on fish soup accompanied by bread croutons rubbed with garlic, pieces of […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Constantia, South Africa

Constantia is the oldest wine producing region in the southern hemisphere with an uninterrupted history of winemaking since 1685. It’s located in the southern suburbs of Cape Town in the Western Cape of South Africa, where Constantia’s estates stretch from low ground all the way up the south-eastern sides of the Constantiaberg mountain. Both the […]

WINE TRAVEL: Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand

Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region, accounting for three quarters of the country’s wine production, 70% of its vineyard area and 85% of its wine exports. Lots of sun, cool nights, low autumn rains and free draining alluvial soils combine to make Marlborough one of the world’s great wine producing regions. Most of […]

WINE TRAVEL: EXCELLENT CHARDONNAY FROM NAVARRA, SPAIN

Navarra is a wine region surrounding the city of Pamplona in northern Spain and well-known for its rose wines. A feature of the Navarra is the extraordinary diversity of its climate and landscape which spread across more than 100 kilometres. The regions proximity of the Bay of Biscay in the north and the temperate influence […]

WINE TRAVEL: Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, USA

Napa Valley is a renowned Californian wine-producing region north of San Francisco, USA. It’s the most famous and prestigious wine region of the New World with hundreds of vineyards. Its wineries range from small, family-run estates to landmarks. Climate, geology and topography are three essential components in what makes Napa Valley a first-rate viticultural area. […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Tokaj, Hungary

Tokaj is Hungary’s most famous wine region, located in northeastern Hungary and southeastern Slovakia. Tokaj, the oldest classified wine region in the world, has been legally protected as a ‘historic landscape’ by UNESCO since 2012. Named after the village of Tokaj, the region is made up of 28 towns scattered along rolling hills and nestled […]

WINE TRAVEL: Icewine from Niagara Peninsula, Canada

Niagara Peninsula is the largest and most productive wine region in Canada, located on the south-western corner of Lake Ontario. It’s well known for producing world-renowned Icewines, more Icewine is made on the Niagara Peninsula than anywhere else on Earth. The climate is unique in that the summers are hot enough to ripen many grape […]