Wine 101 Step Two (the rest of the world’s top wine regions)

Wine Regions of Italy, Spain, the U.S., and more Having covered the regions of France in Wine 101 Part 1, this Part 2 now covers additional exciting wine regions to round out your wine experience. ITALY Historic and cultural, Italian wines are to be discovered and savoured. Special wines Barolo The Piedmont region in theContinue reading “Wine 101 Step Two (the rest of the world’s top wine regions)”

Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot The most famous trio of Bordeaux red wine varietals. Originally from the iconic wine region of Bordeaux, the three have arguably become the most famous red wines around the world. As a blend, either from the original region or elsewhere, these 3 exude robust, bold aromas and tasting notes,Continue reading “Cabernet Sauvignon, Franc and Merlot”

Bordeaux Wine Region (king of them all)

Bordeaux is the top wine region in the world. Not just  legendary and cultural, it also produces the top wines. These wines serve as the benchmark for all others. Bordeaux is an Eighteenth Century architectural and cultural gem. The city by that name has 600,000 residents and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. ItContinue reading “Bordeaux Wine Region (king of them all)”

Pinot Noir (Wine Introduction)

Pinot Noir – the grape and the wine (Wine Introduction series) Pinot Noir (classic tasting notes: cherries, raspberries and smoke). The premier red-wine grape of the Burgundy region of France. Get to know it first from Burgundy. Then try a few New World regions that do well with it, for example Pinot Noir from Oregon. BackContinue reading “Pinot Noir (Wine Introduction)”

Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)

Chardonnay – the grape and the wine (Classic tasting notes: vanilla, tropical fruit, nuts, subtle apples and butter) It is the primary white wine of Burgundy. One of the most popular wines in the world.  Other than its home in Burgundy, the best Chards come from Washington State, Ontario and California. You can find itContinue reading “Chardonnay (Wine Introduction)”