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. […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON TEROLDEGO

Teroldego is a dark skinned grape variety grown primarily in the Trentino wine region of northern Italy, where it has been cultivated for hundreds of years. It performs best in the Campo Rotaliano plain north of Trento in the heart of the Trentino, on the flat sandy land between the mountains. It is a relatively […]

WINE TRAVEL: White Pinot Noir from Casablanca Valley, Chile

Casablanca Valley is one of Chile’s most famous, recent and rapidly developing wine regions. It’s only 30km from the Pacific Ocean, with cool Mediterranean climate and pronounced maritime influence. Cooling ocean breezes and the icy Humboldt current bring temperatures down while morning mists provide moisture and shelter grapes from overexposure to the sun. First vineyards […]

GRAPE VARIETY: FOCUS ON ZINFANDEL

Zinfandel, also known as Primitivo, is a black-skinned grape variety widely cultivated in California. It arrived in the USA from Europe in the mid-19th century and found its true home there. The State is perfect for growing this grape with warm, dry summers, cool nights, well-drained volcanic soils and all the rain coming in the […]