Can you discuss the Provence wine region of France, what grapes and wines are produced here, and why this region works so well for Rosé Wine?
2735Examining the Sights and Flavors of France’s Provence Wine Region and its Famous Rosé Wine When thinking of Provence, the mind conjures images of lavender fields casting purple hues on rolling hills that match the sunsets. You think of the famous sundrenched seaside towns of the French Riviera ..
What Up and Coming Wine Region Would You Recommend Traveling To? Why?
1526I personally highly recommend traveling to wine regions outside of the big areas to places like Madiran in France, or the Douro in Portugal. This way, you still have all the old-world charm we all know and love but with new and exciting innovation when it comes to their winemaking processes. It is a wonderful ..
Could You Give a Background on Red Burgundy Wines?
1296The Burgundy region is a very complicated subject. With its ancient and extremely complex soils and limestone cliffs, varied pockets of meso- and microclimates, and notable vintage variation, the terrain and climate themselves lend to some of this complexity. Add in the small parcels owned by most producers ..
What is Chablis Wine and What Makes It Unique?
2642Chablis is a French wine region in northern-most Burgundy. It is part of France’s Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AC) system (an EU PDO area). Chardonnay is the only grape permitted for Chablis AC wines. Many Americans, however, know Chablis not as the fine wine that it really is, but as a simple, ..
What Are the Best Wines Made in the Finger Lakes?
1472Historically, we have planted natives and hybrids, but, since the 60’s vinifera has become a much more important part of the future. Back in the heyday, sparkling and fortified wine were very important, both locally and afar. More recently, Riesling and Cabernet Franc have both been very successful ..
Why is the Finger Lakes Wine Region Ideal for Wine?
939The Finger Lakes wine region is an interesting area and it has the potential to produce stunning wines due to our climate. It sits on that border between possible and impossible when it comes to producing vinifera. The general area is too cold, but, thanks to a few very important features (terroir), ..