Journey to the heart of Provence
If I had to mention one region, this would be it. Provence belongs to a clutch of wine regions where a glamorous image fuelled by sunshine, blue skies and sea spray in actual fact belies the reality out on the ground.
Italy is tippled pink !
Probably unwittingly, Italy has overlooked its rosé wines for many years, buoyed by its plethora of widely exported, talented reds that have secured its reputation across the globe. Who could claim never to have ordered a bottle of Chianti in a trattoria ?
Crus Bourgeois reach for the sky
A category of Bordeaux wine reserved for the Médoc, Crus Bourgeois in some ways live in the shadow of the 1855-classifed Grands Crus. In actual fact, though, their origins stem from the same source.
Western Cape: Driving sustainability
Despite South Africa’s long-standing history of producing wine, it has successfully carved out a place for itself in the modern era.
Franciacorta: Italy’s answer to stylish sparkling wine
The rolling hills of Franciacorta unfurl across Lombardy, in the province of Brescia, where they share the landscape with northern Italy’s great glacier-derived lakes, mostly South of Lake Iseo.
Champagne grand cru: the stamp of terroir
Champagne’s hierarchy in terms of ‘crus’ and thus terroir is not a self-evident concept in this prestigious wine region, which is home to just one appellation and produces wines that have always been exported worldwide.
Breede River Valley: a paradise for wine tourism
Less well known than Stellenbosch or Franschhoek, this lush region located just two hours from Cape Town is crossed by the Breede River and its tributaries and bordered by the majestic Langeberg Mountains, which separate it from the adjacent semi-desert region of Klein Karoo.