Rías Baixas vineyards

Rías Baixas Vineyards: Exploring the Sub-Regions

Rías Baixas vineyards are located on the northwestern coast of Spain, in the region of Galicia. In the Galician dialect, the name Rías Baixas means “Lower Rias”, and this refers to the four estuaries that dissect the area. Side…


The Sensational Spanish White Wines of Rías Baixas

Photo credit: Rías Baixas Wines (Spanish White Wines of Rías Baixas) When most people think of Spanish wine, they imagine sun-drenched vineyards and bold, spicy red wines. Few consider the exciting Spanish white wines being made throughout the country today.…

German Pinot Noir

It’s Time to (Re)Discover German Pinot Noir

Photo credit: German Pinot Noir vineyard, Ahr Valley Tourism Germany is the third largest producer of Pinot Noir world-wide. This fact surprises many wine lovers, more familiar with its racy, aromatic white wines. Pinot Noir, referred to as Spätburgunder…

Georgian wine

Georgian Wine through the Ages…from Antiquity to Today

Georgian wine qvevri photo credit: Wines of Georgia The history of Georgian wine is a fascinating tale… Archeological evidence to date suggests that Georgia has the most ancient winemaking traditions in the world. Researchers uncovered 8000-year-old clay vessels at a…

vegan wines

Vegan Wines…What they are & how to find them!

Vegan wines… You would be forgiven for finding this idea puzzling. After all, wine is just fermented grape juice. How could it not be vegan friendly? Well, it’s a little bit more complicated than that. Side note: I have also…

Hawkes Bay Chardonnay
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Why You Need to Taste Hawkes Bay Chardonnay

Photo credit: Sacred Hill Wine Picture a crisp, steely, cool climate style of Chardonnay. Now, dial up the fruit ripeness several notches. Add a little more mid-palate weight and richness. Et voila, you have the basic outline of Hawkes…