Wine Regions

Mendoza, overview and recent statistics

A quick look at Argentina Argentina has a wine history that stretches some five hundred years back. In the middle and latter part of the 19th century a lot of immigrants came to Argentina from Spain and Italy. They brought with them, among many other things, their wine culture and grape varieties. In 2016, Argentina [...]

Pecorino – from Cheese to Wine

Pecorino - from Cheese to Wine Pecorino the cheese If you are a bit familiar with Italian cheese, hearing someone say Pecorino will immediately make you think of goat cheese. And yes, that’s correct. Pecorino is an Italian DOP hard and a bit salty cheese made from goat milk. Literally translated the name means [...]

Mencía – A Rising Star?

Mencía - A Rising Star? Mencía is an aromatic grape from north-western Spain that delivers nice, fruity wines with pleasant levels of tannins and acidity. The grape is well-known in Spain, and has risen from a history of producing regional, quite uninteresting wines to a variety that, in the right hands, can produce really [...]

Why Beaujolais Cru is a Game Changer

Why Beaujolais Cru is a Game Changer When one hears Beaujolais, it is not Beaujolais Cru that comes to mind. Most of us will instead think of the annual event in November when you open your first bottle of this year’s Beaujolais Noveau. Harvested in late August, the Gamay grapes are prepared using Maceration [...]

Verdejo – the Green Jewel from Rueda DO

Verdejo - the Green Jewel from Rueda DO Verdejo - or Verdejo Blanco as its real name is - is a grape variety that is well-known and appreciated in Spain, particularly in the northern parts of the country. It is however less known outside its home-country, which is a pity as it produces some [...]

Unfolding the “Burgunder” Wine Grapes

Unfolding the "Burgunder" Wine Grapes In German speaking countries – Germany, Austria, and eastern part of Switzerland – you find a lot of wines called something with “Burgunder”. Working with the 200+ Wine Grapes app content, this name appeared numerous times. A scan of the database gave no less than 98 (!) hits, involving [...]