3 reasons why Soave should be your drink this summer

Since our recent trip to Italy I’ve been mesmerised by the beautiful wines that surround Lake Garda. And yes you guessed it, Soave is one of them. Recognised as one of the oldest grape varietals in Italy, I thought I’d dedicate this month’s blog to a true Italian treasure. Whether you’re an Italian devotee or looking […]

5 reasons why we're crazy about Indian Wine

“India is emerging as one of the fastest growing and most exciting new wine regions in the world. Western world citizens are often transformed be their ‘Indian experience’. Some find spirituality. Some find yoga. Some find Karmasutra. Hundred of thousands have now discovered Indian wine.” – Soul Tree Wines [title text=”1. Not the norm” style=”bold”] […]

Pass the Prosecco please!

Many of us will have enjoyed a glass of Prosecco or two but have you ever had a glass of glera? Well technically you have as Glera is the grape that is used in Prosecco. Yes contrary to what some readers may think Prosecco is the name on the bottle rather than the magic within. […]

Pinot Noir, Burgundy

Last week I wrote about Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the Loire region. This week I find myself further North in Burgundy to talk about Pinot Noir. [title text=”Not just a favourite in France” style=”bold”] The Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned red grape from Burgundy, France. This can be another pesky grape to grow but if you harvest […]

Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Earlier this month I ventured to the South of France to try my hand at wine tasting in one of the world’s renowned wine regions… Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Chateauneuf-du-Pape is one of the largest and, undoubtedly, the most beloved appellation in Southern France. With an impressive ‘3,200 hectares of vineyards and over 80 growers’ I was rather excited […]

What is Grenache?

Grenache, also known as Garnacha, is one of the world’s most widely planted red grape varieties. Both Old World and New World vineyards are avid fans of the grape and to prove it’s popularity ‘World Grenache Day’ is celebrated every year on September 3rd. [title text=”Origin” style=”bold”] Whilst the origin of the grape is uncertain, experts reckon […]