Tag: Wine Regions

Of Wine and Wheels

Regardless of how you define them, Old World wine regions offer some of the best recreational biking on the planet. more…

Vines 101: Champagne

Let’s start with that most basic of questions: what makes Champagne Champagne? more…

Vines 102: Bordeaux Wine Continued

Like some crus, some wine regions are so grand that a proper explanation can’t be restrained to a single blog post. more…

Vines 101: Bordeaux Wine

Wines have been made and shipped from Bordeaux for nearly 1,000 years, and vines have been planted here since Roman times. more…

The Patrimonial Passion
of A. Rafanelli

An Italian immigrant, Alberto Rafanelli first founded A. Rafanelli Winery in the early 1900s. more…

Experts + Insiders: Jane Eyre-Renard

Don’t let the accent fool you: while Jane Eyre-Renard may not have been born among Burgundy’s vines, her pedigree is beyond reproach. more…

Gruner Veltliner: Crown Prince of Austrian Wine

If Riesling is the Habsburgs, Grüner stands Austria’s Crown Prince. The heir apparent, the people’s favourite, lurking behind a marble column or moss-covered oak tree, dagger in hand. more…

Vines 101: Austrian Wine from
the Wachau Region

Asutria’s Wachau wine region not only boasts more than 1,000 winegrowers—its landscapes hold such beauty, they rank among UNESCO World Heritage sites. more…

Vines 101: Veneto Wine

The Veneto wine region has developed a reputation for experimenting with more modern means of production, sometimes at the expense of tradition. more…

French Wine Class:
The AOC and Crus

While a wine’s flavour can be quite complex, its origins shouldn’t be. In France, various classification systems exist to inform consumers of the process used to make each bottle and indicate its quality. more…

A Wonderful Wine
Grand Journey

We spent the final few days of our wonderful Wine Grand Journey enjoying the many pleasures of the Champagne region. more…

Puglia and B&R:
From Folly to Visionary

The year was 1989, and I was toiling as a mechanic in our Burgundy depot, when word arrived of a mysterious new trip in a place called “Puglia.” more…

Vines 101: Loire Valley Wine

Wine has always been part of life here; Henri IV is reputed to have said of a Loire wine… more…

Barolo, The King of Wines

“The King of Wines and the Wine of Kings” isn’t just a brilliant 18th-century marketing tagline. more…

Immersion Kit: Piemonte

From the heights of the Alps to the plains of the Po Valley, Piemonte is a wealth of contrasts. We shed some light on the region to give you a head start for getting in deep. more…

Vines 101: Piemonte Wine

Piemonte produces the best red wines in all of Italy, along with excellent white wines and dessert wines. Many are registered as DOC or DOCG, denoting careful quality controls and typicity. more…

Immersion Kit: Burgundy

Allow us to shed some light on a few of our favourite places and give you a head start for getting in deep. more…

Vines 101: Puglia Wine

Very few people know that Puglia produces more wine than any other region in Italy. more…

Vines 102: More
Burgundy Wine

We continue our introduction to Burgundy wines with a primer on the Premier and Grand Cru appellations. more…

Vines 101: Chianti Wine

In this ongoing series, we pull back the curtain on some of our favourite wine regions in the world and explore their oenological origins. more…


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