White Wine

Chenin Blanc

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Chenin Blanc could easily be classified as one of the great ‘noble’ grapes. That’s because all around the world, in different climates and soils, it can produce exceptional wine. In France, in Joan of Arc country along the Loire river, it shows its diversity. The dry whites range from basic to very fine. It’s important […]

White Wine

Albariño

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In Spain, Albariño is one of wine’s new kids on the block. Twenty years ago it was little known – it was only in 1986 that the Rias Baixas denomination of origin was set up in Galicia, in the north west. Prices rose rapidly as it became the smart drink in Madrid. Now there are […]

Red Wine

Barbera

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This is probably the first red wine anyone drinks in an Italian restaurant or pizza place. That’s because it can be cheap and very cheerful. The red, juicy fruit and the low tannins are appealing, while the firm acidity is a positive advantage with rich and fatty foods like cheeses and salamis. Barbera’s home is […]