Bordeaux wine region
Bordeaux battles with Burgundy to be the premier wine region in France and globally.
Wines from Burgundy
All lovers of fine wine are likely to fall into the orbit of the Cote d’Or at some point in their lives, captured by the beauty of Pinot Noir & Chardonnay from this part of the world.
Wines from Tuscany
Italy's fifth largest region has a warm Mediterranean climate with many hills. Read More Reigning supreme is the Sangiovese grape, which makes Chianti. The sunny slopes and significant temperature range between day and night are important for developing Sangiovese’s characteristic sour red cherry aroma with earthy and tea leaf notes. This varietal can be over vigorous so painstaking winemakers restrict production to 1.5 kg of grapes per vine. The introduction of international grape varieties, which fall outside of the Italian classification system, led to the term Super Tuscan for their fabulous wines.
Wine from Champagne
An hour's drive east of Paris, Champagne produces the world's foremost luxury sparkling wine. Read More No other sparkling wine can be called Champagne as the wine has protected designation of origin. About 40% of the vines in this region are Pinot Noir, followed by Chardonnay, then Pinot Meunier. Blanc de Noirs is the white grape juice from the two Pinots and Blanc de Blancs is from Chardonnay and perhaps a couple of very minor grape varieties. Champagnes without either of these labels will be a blend of any of the permitted grapes.
Wines from California
The Sonoma Valley, Paso Robles and Santa Barbara are some wine regions that put California on our map.
Wine from the Mosel Valley
Germany's Mosel Valley produces some of the best expressions of Riesling in the world noted for their crisp floral character and great acidity.