General

  The Lombardy region has several recognised wine making areas that supply the vast market of Milan with red, white and sparkling.  The wines do not attract the same respect as those of its neighbours Piedmont, Veneto, and Trentino. Nevertheless very…
Chianti,  part of the Tuscany wine region,  is the best known of Italy’s quality wine designations having  a wine making history dating back centuries.        
Cornas  is one of the smallest appellations in the Rhône valley and produces around 4,500 litres of red wine using exclusively Syrah grapes .  The vines grow on a small area of steep slopes facing east south east, thatrise up…
Condrieu, North Rhone Only white wine made entirely from Viognier grapes is  permitted to carry the Condrieu AOC lable.  Around 30,000  cases are produced annually. Condrieu wine emits delicate aromas of peaches, dried fruit and white flower or sometimes notes of…
 The birth place of Napoleon Bonaparte and one of Corscia's nine wine regions, it achieved VDQS status in 1971 rising to AOC status in 1984. The little known red Sciaccarello grape is the star and ideally suited to the granite soil. The wines are light, exhibit an aroma…
With Saint Emillion to the right of them and Medoc to the left the six appellations that lie between the Dordogne and the Garonne rivers find themselves  overshadowed. However highly productive wine makers operate in a landscape dotted with picturesque villages, historical buildings and spectacular châteaux.