Think of French wine regions, and the Loire Valley is not one that is top of mind.
In the world of wine, pink might not be the new black, but quality rosé wines are on a roll. Even though pink wines will never challenge whites and reds in popularity, they are shedding their image as sweet and suitable only for people who don’t really like wine.
The subversive genius of Cité du Vin is in the modern, forward-facing way it celebrates a timeless pleasure, aiming to bring a personal and tactile element to the often all-too-serious historical and cultural understanding of wine.
The combination of art, architecture, and wine—white, red, and the rosé for which Provence is famous— is what makes Château La Coste different.
Sometimes it’s the vegetation, not the grape vines, that tells you which wine region you’re in.
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Napa Valley’s vineyards flush with the changing seasons—from a toasted wheat colour to deep mauve and fire-orange—and many wineries plant mustard or daisies to bloom in between the vines. Across the valley, fulfillment and wellness go hand in hand.
It seems the global weather system is getting weirder and less predictable. And on the contentious but important subject of global warming? The study of how wine will react to climate change is one small but telling piece of the larger story of how agriculture as a whole will endure.
If your Latin is rusty, Primum Familiae Vini—the alliance of Europe’s most prestigious and quality-driven family-owned wine producers—might look like First Families of Wine. In fact it means something like: First and Foremost Families of Wine.