Category: APPELLATIONS

Each country consists of many major growing regions within them, known as sub-regions or appellations, which are regulated by the agriculture governing body of that country.

Wines of Champagne, France

Sharing is caring!Geography & Climate Champagne is the most northerly wine region in France, about 90miles Northeast of Paris.  The climate here is extreme; bone-chilling cold in winter with damaging frost but hot, humid in the summer.  Once...

Classic pairings: Pulpo a’ feira with Albarino, Verdejo or even better with Rioja Joven

Sharing is caring!Seems like a foreign land, isolated from the rest of Spain, Galicia tucks away in the Northwest corner of Spain.  With over 1000 miles of breath-taking coastline chiseled away in deep low valleys, in which water...

Wines of Alsace, France

Sharing is caring!Geography & Climate Alsace is a thin strip of land running along the Vosges Mountain on the West and the Rhein River to the East. Only after Champagne, it is the second most northerly wine region...

Wines of Rioja, Spain

Sharing is caring!In Rioja, aging wine traced back to the late 1700s, a practice inspired by Bordeaux region of France.  Although at the time larger barrels were used.  By the mid 1800s, Rioja wine landscape experienced major growth...