There are plenty of underappreciated grape varieties among the hundreds used for making the bulk of the world’s wine. One is chenin blanc, and, like many grapes, it often goes unrecognized because the wines are better known by their region of provenance than for the grape variety itself.
The current international market for sparkling wines is dominated by two styles: champagne and prosecco. But there’s one variety that deserves a lot more attention.
Not only does this way of making wine have a long history, but some of today’s well-known wines are made by négociants.
For many people, thinking about the distant history of wine evokes images of monks labouring in the vineyards and cellars of their monasteries.
The disappearance of Le Clos Jordanne wines was greeted with dismay at the time, as they were considered some of Canada’s best.
An eclectic insertion into a 19th century brewery gives a modern outlook to the wine-making traditions of the Czech Republic, and offers a playful take on the wine-tasting cellar experience.
At Ca’ del Bosco, owner Maurizio Zanella has given “clean wine” a new meaning: workers at the winery actually wash the grapes before pressing them.
Whether you drink them in the lead up to the holidays or during, here are our 12 wines of Christmas.
Climate change is more than just a matter of warming. Frequent episodes of heavy rain in some regions have caused erosion in vineyards.