In both 2011 and 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards, Chinese wines have achieved international trophies under the category of “Red Bordeaux Varietal”, meaning the wine is made of a grape variety most commonly seen in Bordeaux. So what are the key Bordeaux gr
Prepotto, a commune about 50km northwest of Trieste in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, very close to the Slovenian border, is the beating heart of Schioppettino.
People talk about Bordeaux Left Bank and Right Bank all the time. But do you know why these regions are called Left Bank and Right Bank, and what are the biggest differences between them?
The fragrant, Muscat-like Spanish variety Torrontés is common in Argentina, and may have been originally transported from Galicia in Spain.
A speciality of, and native to, Austria’s Thermenregion, south of Vienna, Rotgipfler is sadly losing ground, with just 105 hectares left in Austria, equivalent to 0.2% of the Austrian vineyard area.
Today let’s look at another famous style of fortified wine – Port.
Most wines are fermented to dryness; when there is noticeable amount of unfermented sugar left, the resulting wine will be sweet.
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You might have noticed an interesting fact about Bordeaux wines– almost all red wines and most white wines produced in Bordeaux are blended wines. Why do wine growers choose not to concentrate on a single variety?
Carricante is said to come from Viagrande in the province of Catania on the Italian island of Sicily, and Catania is home to the majority of Italy's 252 hectares of this variety, which performs especially well on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna.