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 […]

WINE TRAVEL: Agiorgitiko wine from Nemea, Greece

Nemea is the Greek wine region located in the north of the Peloponnese peninsula, just an hour from Athens. Winemaking in this region dates back to at least the 5th Century BC. The altitude together with prevailing winds create a cooler climate than in an inland area. Winters are quite cool but the summers are […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Baden, Germany

Baden is the southernmost and third-largest wine region in Germany. Baden’s climate is warm, with plenty of sunshine, unlike that of any other German wine region, and so the grapes develop differently. Baden is the only German wine region climatically comparable to France’s Loire Valley and Alsace. Baden has many different soil types, ranging from […]

WINE TRAVEL: Exploring Burgenland, Austria

Burgenland is an Austrian wine-producing region located in the easternmost part of the country and  known for producing some of the richest and most full-bodied red wines in Austria. The primary grape varieties here are Blaufrankisch and Zweigelt.  The geography of Burgenland is noteworthy. It is located on the famous Pannonian Plain in Central Europe. […]

WINE TRAVEL:​ THE DIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE HILLS

Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most diverse wine regions in terms of climate, soil and topography, producing grapes with a complex and refined flavor profile. The first vineyard in southern Australia was planeted in 1836 by John Barton Hack in North Adelaide. The vines are planted in altitude, more than 400 meters from the […]

WINE PAIRING:​ BACALHAU WITH A REFRESHING​ VINHO VERDE

Today, we will discover what to pair with the famous Portuguese dish, bolinhos de bacalhau. These fried marvels are made with mashed potatoes, bacalhau (codfish), eggs, parsley, and onions. Bacalhau has been popular in Portugal since the Age of Discovery when navigators took the unrefrigerated salt-preserved fish on their long voyages, leaving traces of it […]

WINE NEWS ​: BORDEAUX BREAKS ITS TRADITIONS

Revolutionary news from the most famous wine region of the world, Bordeaux. The change of climate, which is warmer, has affected particularly the Bordeaux grape, Merlot, because of its greater sensitivity to heat. Then, despite its strong attachment to its traditional and indigenous grape varieties, Bordeaux is determined to deal with global warming. Seven new grape […]