Merlot is widely planted across the globe holding the number two spot of most planted grapes. The resulting wine spans from juicy, fruity and jammy to deep, nuanced and complex producing some of the world’s most expensive bottles. And did you know it all started here in Bordeaux?!? In fact a document from 1783-4 indicated the name could come from… Read more »
Since the iron curtain fell, Moldovan wineries and vineyards are back to private ownership, viticulture is evolving, and Moldova is welcoming visitors in droves to share and enjoy their wines. In fact, efforts to decrease quantity and increase quality are forefront and center. And Moldova highlights less know grapes native to the country for those seeking the obscure. Ready to come… Read more »
Many smaller countries that make wine fly under the radar. Moldova is one such country with a wealth of not only international grapes but also those indigenous to the Republic. One thing to note- the wine is very good, and getting better and better. In fact, to showcase their wines Moldova is celebrating their National Wine Day the first weekend… Read more »
An advocate of biodynamic agriculture you want to meet in Loire Valley’s Fiefs Vendéens AOC is Thierry Michon at Domaine Saint Nicolas. It’s a way of life for him!