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Biodynamic Crémant in Bordeaux #Winophiles

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Chateau de Piote Crémant de Bordeaux AOP Blanc

Aubrion is not your ordinary woman. Deciding to change her life is how she, her husband and kids landed in Bordeaux making organic wines including Crémant at Château de Piote.

Crémant de Bordeaux, Sparkling Wine From the Land of Big Reds

A budget friendly sparkling wine from the land of big reds, a little known yet high quality alternative to Champagne. Why don’t more people know about Crémant de Bordeaux?!?

Women in Italian Wine: Meet Mateja Gravner #ItalianFWT

1999 Gravner Ribolla Gialla wine Fruili Venezia Giulia

A year ago March, Mark and I dropped in on Raw Wine London. When I told him about attending a session on Gravner wines he happily joined me. This is where we briefly met Mateja Gravner and tasted wines that marked our memory. The entire movement, raw and natural wines, is rather obscure and includes orange wine, an extended skin… Read more »

Alpine Wine Cooperative – How Things Roll In Alto Adige #ItalianFWT

Colterenzio vineyard Alto Adige Wine Region

Wine cooperatives play a key role in many regions around the world. Quality levels are all over the board but not in Alto Adige where they are the exception.

Slovenian Sparkling Wine – Meet François Botton and Domaine Slapšak

Domaine Slapsak Slovenia Sparkling Wine

The sparkling wine enjoyed was fresh with a delicate creamy mousse and just enough brightness balanced with light toast and length. My curiosity was piqued, questions were asked. This is how I met Domaine Slapšak.

Introducing the Diversity of Italian Wine #ItalianFWT

Italia diversity vino wine

Italian wine is diverse. Its cultures, food, landscapes and weather are too. You can observe this diversity in the twenty unique wine regions of Italy. Big and complicated, yes, but here is your intro to Italian wine made simple.

Why I Chose This Vouvray As A Holiday Favorite #Winophiles

chenin blanc Loire

One of the most enthralling forms of Chenin Blanc comes from the Loire Valley. The castles are enthralling too. Pair them together and you won’t want to leave. Grown from the Pays Nantais on the western most side of the valley (known as the Lower Loire) to the Touraine district (known as Middle Loire), the Chenin Blanc grape thrives in… Read more »