Sep 30, 2025
Marsanne & Roussanne are grapes that not a lot of people have heard of but have probably been drinking for years.
Both from the Rhône Valley these two grapes are rarely seen apart and are the perfect partners for each other - where one lacks, the other shines - a perfect partnership.
Mar 26, 2025
There are so many different grape varieties out there, too many to have their own page.
I've only listed some of the main ones on this site so the rest of them have to find their place here!
Mar 21, 2025
It wasn't until recently that Viognier became mainstream in terms of it's popularity, mainly due to varietal description and easy to read labeling on New World wines.
Mention Riesling to your average wine drinker and the nose will go up straight away in disgust.
Even though a lot of new wine drinkers haven't even tried Riesling it's poor reputation proceeds it and it get's left on the shelf.
A very popular grape variety, Sauvignon Blanc is a name that everyone has heard and most people have drunk.
It's easy to drink, refreshing, incredibly food friendly and there is a lot of it on the market.
Some love it, some hate it.
Many don't know what it is and others think it's an over syrupy, over oaked Australian white wine.
The many faces (especially the last) of Chardonnay have, unfortunately, left it with rather a large hole to climb out of.
Nov 07, 2017
The Loire Valley in France is often overlooked by wine lovers who think the entire region produces only of Muscadet and fizzy Saumur wines. It does, of course, produce those but they are only 2 types on a long and prestigious list of wines that originate in the region.
Love it or hate it, Chardonnay is here to stay.
It is one of the world’s most planted grape varieties and is made in almost every region where wine is produced.
Jul 12, 2017
It's 30°c outside and I'm in the mood for a glass of wine.
I've had plenty of water, don't fancy a beer and I don't want to spend a fortune on a bottle - where do I go?
Apr 07, 2017
Exploring Wines in Provence
I have been lucky enough to spend a good part of this winter in Provence where I made it my mission to find out as much as I could about the region, it's food and it's wines.
Mar 21, 2017
Chenin Blanc is a relatively unknown an yet up-and-coming grape variety that, until recently, had fallen into the "if you don't know it you don't buy it" category.
Jan 26, 2017
Like many wine lovers the Rhône valley, and it's wines, intrigues me and has done ever since I became interested in the subject.
One of my earliest wine memories involved a bottle (or two) of Côtes du Rhône, a rather large chunk of Stilton cheese and a wonderful raucous evening spent with great friends.
Sep 27, 2016
Discovering Jurançon Wine - In France’s Hidden Corner
May 01, 2016
A person orders a glass of white wine in a bar but when offered a Chardonnay as the choice replies with "I'm not drinking that stuff" and asks instead fo
Jul 14, 2014
Let me introduce you to my friend Chenin Blanc.
Chenin is my favourite white wine so worthy of a mention (imo). Many of you will not know the name while others may already be acquainted with this little gem.
Jul 14, 2014
White Wines, are they Trendy or Taboo?
Jun 13, 2014
It’s the choice of the rich and famous; the price of bottles runs into the thousands, it’s the favoured celebratory tipple, and is sprayed by victors worldwide.&n