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Gourmet food pairings for the world’s finest wines

Fine wines are not for everybody, but rather for the fortunate few. For many years, the finest wines of Ribera del Duero, Bordeaux and Burgundy have graced the dining tables of kings and queens, presidents and other politicians, and the rich and famous. The premium wines of these top regions are called “fine” for a […]

Sandeman Sherry and other international wine groups

Browse the fortified wine section of any given wine store or supermarket and you are likely to see a bottle of Sandeman Sherry. You may even see a Port or Madeira from the same brand. Some people find fortified wines confusing enough as it is, so when you see Sandeman Sherry, Port or Madeira alongside […]

Learn all about Sauvignon Gris

If you’re reading this, let’s assume that you like wine. You buy wine online, and you like to read about wine online. Maybe you’re a serious wine expert already, or maybe you’re learning. No big deal. We’ll assume that you know a thing or two anyway. You’re probably familiar with Sauvignon Blanc, right? Right. Good […]

Sauvignon Blanc: Is it always dry?

Sauvignon Blanc is one of our favourite dry white wines. This popular grape variety originally comes from France, though is planted widely throughout the world. Most wine-producing countries make Sauvignon Blanc wines to at least some extent, with some of the best examples coming from the Loire Valley in France and Marlborough in New Zealand, […]

The best French cuisine to pair with fine Bordeaux wines

The French are world famous for their food and wine, and rightly so. French haut cuisine can be found on restaurant menus wherever you go, and no serious wine list is complete without a selection of French wines from regions like Burgundy, Champagne and the Rhône Valley. When it comes to food and wine pairing, […]

Cabernet Merlot: The “Bordeaux Blend” outside Bordeaux

Red Wine Blends Many red wines are “blends”, the product of a mixture of different grape varieties instead of just one. Châteauneuf du Pape, for example, is a blend of up to 13 different varieties, including Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. Port wine is blended from a number of Portugese grapes, most notably Touriga Nacional. The […]

Bordeaux, the world’s largest vineyard

Located between 3 rivers, in the Gironde department (France), is the largest vineyard in the world, with more than 105,000 hectares and 53 denominations. The Bordeaux region is home to more than 3,000 estates, of which 200 are greatly known. More specifically, the northern region -the Médoc- is a privileged area for the production of […]