California Dreaming – The Guardian
After another hugely successful day at the Wine Institute of California annual tasting, we were delighted to see that Fiona Beckett mentioned two of our wines in her “California Dreaming” article which appeared in The Guardian magazine on Saturday the 6th of April.
The Crusher Pinot Noir and Smoking Loon Syrah appeared in her article looking... [Read more on this]
Chile: Travesia Winery
Chile produces 8.277.460 hectolitres of wine annually and forecast steady growth in production as world sales are buoyant and growing in all major markets (UK is Chile No 1 market).
Plantings are growing steadily too, but in a controlled way – the examples of Australia and NZ’s too rapid vine plantings growth are lessons to ensure Chile... [Read more on this]
Germany: Reichsrat Von Buhl
“The quality-price ratio of German wines is still extremely good for consumers, with Germany’s main grape varieties, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Grigio, becoming more and more popular. Germany’s cooler climate is also ideal for the trend for somewhat lighter, aromatic wines which go well with modern, light cuisine.”... [Read more on this]
When Nicky first started learning about wine she was working for an Italian wine company, and her love affair with Italian wine started. This beautiful country has more indigenous grape varieties in the World, and the variety of wine styles that the country can produce is mind blowing.
World Wine Agencies are returning to their roots with this small... [Read more on this]
Argentina: La Chamiza
Look out for Malbec in the short-term, it’s coming like a runaway freight train! Look out too for Torrontés, Argentina’s unique white variety, now being made in fresh, tropical, delicious style that consumers seem to love when they taste it! Argentina are master blenders (even most of the single varietal wines are blends from different regions)... [Read more on this]
California: Jewel Winery, Paradise Point & Silverado Vineyards
California is America’s top wine producer, making 90% of all U.S. wine and is the fourth leading wine producer in the World, behind the countries France, Italy and Spain.
The consistent quality of Californian wine is tied directly to the State’s ideal climate, topography, and soil and it is this reliability and consistency that has enabled the region... [Read more on this]
Washington State: Powers Winery & Badger Mountain
Washington State is a diverse wine region. They cultivate great wines from Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and many other classic grape varieties. That diversity extends beyond the bottle, too. Washington is a mosaic of landscapes extending from evergreen coasts and snow-capped mountains to a vast sagebrush desert where the sun... [Read more on this]