July 2015

Unknown Grapes: Assyrtiko

assyrtiko

Nowadays, lots of casual wine drinkers have upped their game and gone looking for new and obscure varietals from around the globe. Indigenous grapes, hard-to-pronounce names, countries you’ve never even heard of, or even knew made wine – the list goes on and on. What’s that grape? Assyrtiko. (more…)

Unknown Grapes: Gruner Veltliner

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Often overlooked by its neighbour Germany, Austria has been making wines for over 4000 years now. But, like many other European countries aside from the big three (France, Italy, Spain) Austria is in the process of rediscovering itself and its native grapes. One of the most important and popular of these is the newly trendy Gruner Veltliner.

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Summer Wine: Torrontes

Torrontés

Planted way up in the mountains of Argentina, in some of the highest vineyards in the world, Torrontes has recently become one of the trendy new wines for consumers. While Argentina might be better known for its Malbec, Torrontes is paving the way for aromatic whites in this rugged landscape.

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Summer Wine: Albarino

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It’s the year 2015, and many people are no longer happy to stick with their same old Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. Winemakers have been fighting the decades long battle of continuing to grow and make wines from traditional grapes. One of the latest darlings of the wine scene is Spain’s Albarino, but you may already know about it under a different name. (more…)