The climatic condition in Germany varies year by year, thus the quality of wines may differ significantly among vintages. Detailed wine regulations and classifications in Germany are good indicators to the quality of the wine, if you know how to read them on the label.
[Grape Variety] Although not widely known as a varietal, this rare, small-berried, dark-skinned Portuguese variety is nevertheless the highest quality grape that goes into the Douro Valley melting pot.
[Grape Variety] This scented red is one of the five main grape varieties grown in the Douro Valley to make port and also good in the Trás-os-Montes region of Portugal.
[Grape Variety] One of the rarest, high quality port grapes grown in the Douro Valley, highly prized for its spicy character.
[Grape Variety] This is a robust Portuguese variety used as a blender in port but also popular in South Africa and known in Australia too.
[Grape Variety] Portuguese variety grown in Madeira where it makes a fortified style between Sercial and Bual and grown as a still wine grape in Australia, especially Western Australia.
Madeira is a Portugal-owned volcanic island situated around 1000 kilometres away from the Portugal mainland. Its location in the middle of the Atlantic has made it an important gateway for ships traveling from Europe to America, Africa and Asia. Its uniqu
Facing the Atlantic to the west and neighbouring Spain to the east, Portugal is internationally known for its fortified wines Port. In recent years Portugal is also showing the potential to produce excellent non-fortified wines using local gra
Today let’s take a closer look at the two VQA-certified wine regions in Canada — Ontario and British Columbia.
New York State is an important region in the USA for wine and grape production. However, only a small portion of these wine grapes hail from Europe, with the rest being American native varieties and hybrids.