The Guide to Eating & Drinking Better

The Wines of Liguria

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Just south of Piedmont, Liguria have historically enjoyed the same Mediterranean vacation popularity as just across the border in Provence. With most of the local wine being casually sipped by tourists on boats and in cafes, not much is left for the rest of us. But, what does make it outside the country is worth tracking down. (more…)

The Wines of Veneto


Just a stone’s throw away from Venice is one of Italy’s most well known wine regions. Amarone, Valpolicella, and Prosecco all come from this northern corner of the country, and their unique drying process makes some of the most distinct wines in the world. (more…)

The Wines of Piedmont


Moving along the Alps and into Italy, is one of the most important wine regions of the country: Piedmont. Named after the Alps, which it lies “at the foot” of, Piedmont is home to Barolo, Barbaresco, Asti, and many more. (more…)

The Wines of Jura

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Just north of Savoie, Jura is sandwiched in between Switzerland and Burgundy. Using a few of their local grapes, they have created some extremely interesting wines of varied styles up in this mountainous region. Dry, sweet, sparkling, still, Sherry like oxidative wines, and even a fortified wine up here round out their portfolio and match well with the hearty Alpine food. (more…)

The Wines of Savoie


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One of the last unknown regions of France, Savoie and its wines are hidden up in the Alps closely bordered by Switzerland and Italy. At these high altitudes, you’ll find crisp and fresh wines made from grapes not seen often outside the region, that match perfectly with the local cheese. (more…)

The Wines of Champagne


The king of all bubbly, Champagne is one of the truly unique and second to none wines of the world. Sometimes it is used interchangeably with sparkling wine, but Champagne actually refers to a specific area in Northern France – find out what makes it so special (and expensive). (more…)

The Wines of Alsace

alsace wineFor hundreds of years, this northern French region was in the middle of a tug of war between France and Germany. Passing through the hands of each country back and forth, it is currently a French region. But, the Germanic history is seen all over the area, including the wines. (more…)

The Wines of Provence


Provence, the oldest winemaking area in France, has been pumping out quality juice for over 2000 years. Originally settled by ancient Greeks, hordes of Roman, Spanish, Gallic, and Catalan invaders have swept through the area. While the area is most famous for its rose, there is lots to discover in terms of red and white too. (more…)

The Wines of Sauternes


Bordeaux, with all of its history and association with royalty through the years, has one shining example that trumps the rest of the region: Sauternes. This famous dessert wine is the pinnacle of luxury, and its price shows this. But, what is talked about less is how this wine is made, and where it gets its trademark flavours from. (more…)