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The Ancient French Variety: Carménère

The Ancient French Variety: Carménère Carménère is an ancient red grape variety from France, specifically the region of Bordeaux. Grande Vidure is another name for it. Phylloxera, an insect pest of commercial grapevines, decimated […]

Brunello di Montalcino: a Tuscan splendour!

Brunello di Montalcino: a Tuscan splendour! Brunello di Montalcino is an Italian wine style protected by its DOCG, the highest tier in the country’s quality pyramid. This wine may only be produced within the […]

Wine Guide: Tempranillo

Wine Guide: Tempranillo No other grape variety is as synonymous with Spanish red wine as Tempranillo. It is the undisputed number one grape variety in Spain. Whether it's the top appellation Rioja, the outstanding […]

Wine Profile Series: Gamay

Wine Profile Series: Gamay  Among the red grape varieties, Gamay is the "sprinter." It sprouts early, bears large quantities of grapes, and is harvested early. Moreover, these grapes are often processed into wine relatively […]

Aglianico – The Ancient Italian Grape Variety

Aglianico – The Ancient Italian Grape Variety The greatest red wine grape variety in southern Italy is thought to be the old Aglianico varietal. Aglianico grapes are said to have been brought to Italy […]

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