Category: OLD WORLD

Wines of Champagne, France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailGeography & 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...

Understanding Wine Classification of Burgundy (Bourgogne) France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailUnlike wines for Bordeaux, where each district such as St. Julien and Pauillac could have different regulation and exception to their overall Classification.  Other than the confusion between village names and the names Grand Cru vineyard,...

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

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailSeems 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 Burgundy (Bourgognes), France

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremail Bordeaux might rule the West of France with its Cabernet and Merlot blends but on the other side of the country, by the border of Italy lies another magnificent wine region, it’s intriguing, elegant, complex...

Wines of Rioja, Spain

Sharing is caring!FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditStumbleUponTumblremailIn 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...