General

Surprisingly perhaps, there is no left bank wine appellation (legally controlled category of wine). Instead the area is divided into two main appellations, the Medoc to the north of Bordeaux city and Graves to the south and west. These in…
The Rhone Valley Wine making in the Rhone goes back a long way, the Greeks who founded Marseille  in 600 bc planted vines, later the Romans came and extended viticulture to the centre and north of the valley.
Wine produced for the eight basic Bordeaux categories (appellations) is controlled by legally enforced rules pertaining to yields (the amount of wine produced per hectare of vineyard), alcoholic strength and permitted production techniques and additives. These can be vital elements…
Something old, something new,  something red, white and sparkling
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, North East Italy. Classification:  DOC (1970) The Story, The Estates, their wines and where to find them in London Area Description:  Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a wine region at the far north-eastern corner of Italy. Set in a…