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Iconic Bordeaux

Iconic Bordeaux

Bordeaux enjoys a reputation for its iconic Cabernet Sauvignon wines, but let's take look behind this reputation. Bordeaux produces blended wines, often cited as Cabernet driven blends, but Cabernet Sauvignon only makes up about 22% of red vine plantings, the...

Penfolds and Grange: The View from the Top

Penfolds and Grange: The View from the Top

Story by Lachlan Aird, 2020 Wine Media Cadet I tend to actively avoid the word ‘iconic’ as it seems like a somewhat crass descriptor for most wines. However, for truly iconic wines, what other word applies? When tasked with the assignment to write about an...

Bonarda Argentina, a rare gem worth discovering

Bonarda Argentina, a rare gem worth discovering

This red grape is called Bonarda Argentina or Argentine Bonarda and it is closely related to the Corbeau Noir or Douce Noir from France and the Californian Charbono. It was previously confused with the Italian Bonarda but recent ADN tests have proven they are...

Bodegas Murua – The Intersection of Art and Wine

Bodegas Murua – The Intersection of Art and Wine

Bodegas Murua in Elciego is much more than a winery, although the old stone manor house surrounded by vineyards in gently rolling countryside creates a picture perfect image of a classical winery. This setting, along with a spectacular collection of artwork and...

Wine Future virtual Summit

Wine Future virtual Summit

February 23, 2021 to February 26, 2021 Title sponsored by Wines of Portugal, the 2021 edition of the Wine Future Summit will leave the floor to the most influential wine professionals, among whom Francis Ford Coppola, Irina Bokova (former Director General of UNESCO)...

Rioja’s Iconic Art of Blending

Rioja’s Iconic Art of Blending

What is the most iconic factor that defines Rioja ?  It would certainly be tempting to say that it’s the tempranillo grape.  After all, it’s the most widely planted varietal here, with 88% of red varieties and 80% of the total area under vine...

Charles Krug Winery

Charles Krug Winery

Now in its third century, Charles Krug Winery is the quintessential example of a multigenerational winery that fuses history, arts, and culture to craft wines of high acclaim. It is the oldest winery in the Napa Valley and has been owned and operated by the Peter...