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The Semillon Chardonnay cheat sheet

Semillon Chardonnay is a pretty common wine blend, though it can be hard to get your head around it. When learning about wine, we discover that certain grape varieties have specific characteristics in terms of flavour and aroma. It can be tricky enough to remember which individual grape variety tastes like what. How does Albariño […]

Verdelho and Verdejo: What’s the difference?

“Verdelho” and “Verdejo” sound strikingly similar, but are they the same? You may know either (or both) terms from reading wine labels, but how much do you really know? Is “Verdelho” just another word for “Verdejo”, or is there more to it? Browsing wine shops or online wine sites, you might have come across a […]

Have You Tried All The Pinot Gris? Would You Like To?

Pinot Gris has multiple personalities. One bottle will be strongly fruity – another uncomplicated and largely neutral. The same grape has several identities too. It’s Tokay d’Alsace in France, Pinot Grigio in Italy, and Rulander or even Grauburgunder in Germany. So, if you think you know Pinot Gris, guess again. You now have an excuse […]

3 Reasons You’re Incredibly Lucky to Taste Rias Baixas

Some people are lucky without realising it. That includes anyone who’s ever tasted wine from Rias Baixas, without knowing just how the odds were stacked against them even sampling a sip of that molten sunshine. It’s in short supply. And for good reasons which are only likely to grow as the years go on. Well, […]

Is white Port wine?

White Port is something of a rare beast: Not everyone has seen it, and fewer still really understand what it is. Port, the fortified wine from Portugal’s Duoro Valley, is best known as a sweet, highly alcoholic red wine. Where does white Port fit into the equation, and is white Port wine or is it […]

What exactly is white Merlot?

Merlot is one of the world’s best known red wine grapes. Alongside Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot is a key component in the Bordeaux blend, particularly in regions like Saint Emilion and Pomerol where it is the dominant grape in some of the world’s finest wines. Red Merlot wines are also very popular throughout the world in […]

Discovering the best Albariño Rías Baixas has to offer

Rías Baixas is a dynamic and exciting wine region in Galicia in northwest Spain. This coastal area boasts some of Spain’s most innovative and determined young winemakers. The vast majority of wine produced here is white, and comes from one key grape variety: Albariño. You will find Albariño in various other wine regions, notably Portugal […]