Although Baga probably originates from Dão in central-northern Portugal, it is even more commonly planted, and more highly valued, in neighbouring Bairrada, closer to the Atlantic.
Château is a common prefix seen on the label of many Bordeaux wines, and wines from across France. In recent years, it has become a trend for wines produced outside France to put this word on their labels. So what exactly is a Château, and what does it me
[Grape Variety] Widely planted in its homeland, Spain's Utiel-Requena, west of the port city of Valencia, and in neighbouring Manchuela, Bobal is far from rare.
Arguably the most well-known ice wine comes from Canada (where it is written as icewine). But actually ice wine originated in Germany, where it’s called ‘Eiswein’.
It was when I tasted the aromatic, finely structured but refreshing Frappato produced by Azienda Agricola Cos that I first fell for Frappato's charms.
Read about how GUO Ying get into the business, and what is it like to work as a sommelier in China.
Oak, especially new oak, can add intense flavours (coconut, vanilla, clove spice) and tannins to a wine, which if used unskilfully, could undesirably mask the fruit.
Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned red grape, capable of producing light-coloured red wines that often feature attractive red fruit flavours, soft tannins and a hint of sweetness.
Rosé is, quite simply, a wine that only has a splash of red colour, and appears to be pink.
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