Penfolds is a great example of an optimise wine producer and have taken inter-regional blends one step further.
Wine competitions exist primarily for the wineries, but just as important, they are a training ground for judges and a chance for them to taste wines they wouldn’t normally see.
Earlier this year, like Winnie the Pooh returning to the honey pot, Steve Blandford again attended the Nebbiolo Prima tasting event
The nebbiolo entry in the marvellous, but weighty, book Wine Grapes finishes with a simple sentence, “There are also very limited plantings in New Zealand”.
“Chambolle-Musigny with tannin” is how some Barolo lovers depict the taste of their most revered red.
Tillington Vineyard in West Sussex is one of the 11 vineyards from which Nyetimber, The Real Review’s Top Winery of Great Britain 2021, produces its impressive array of sparkling wines.
International Viognier Day is on Friday, April 29th, a good reminder to purchase a bottle and crack it open in the name of varietal diversity.
Yangarra Estate is a stand-out among organic/biodynamic wine producers with a range of varietal wines that is probably unmatched.
It’s traditional to start any profile of a prestigious Champagne house with a little bit of historical detail. In the case of Bruno Paillard, a little bit is the appropriate term.
Today the embargo is lifted on the 2017 Henschke Hill of Grace, a truly great vintage of this wonderful wine, and three other top Henschke shirazes from the 2017 vintage.