Tag Archives: wine tour

SPAIN’S SWINGING AGAIN

A Spanish wine revolution is in the making, writes wine expert Julien Yung Mameaux. The new year is often the best time to look at new things, or old things with a new perspective, and embrace fresh resolutions. Applied to wine, it translates into: what do I want to invest in, and what will I taste this year? Spanish wine may fall perfectly into this realm of consideration, being both old and new, and is now ready to lend itself to new wallets and new palates. The previous school of thought…     Read More »

BURGUNDY, A KING’S ENVY

If France is a human body, then its heart is Burgundy. Located between Paris and Lyon, Burgundy – or Bourgogne in French – is the pulse of today’s wine world. Unlike Bordeaux or Champagne, Bourgogne is the French wine region to have an English name. The first scripts about Burgundy wine appeared in the fourth century in a letter to Emperor Constantine to defend the precious vineyards of Beaune from taxation. As Burgundy was attracting the attention of British, German and Dutch royals… Read More »

CHAMPION OF BUBBLES

There is no wine quite like Champagne. Adored by people as diverse as Napoleon and Marilyn Monroe, the “sauté-bouchon” (jumping cork in French) as it was once called, has been the dedicated potion of magical nights since the 1600s. The epitome of the French art-de-vivre, the wine was born still, like those of Burgundy or Bordeaux, but wasn’t destined to remain so. A series of mistakes including early bottling led to fermentation to continue inside the bottle – and the effect of sun and heat during transportation would turn the wine into a fizzy beverage by the time it reached the ... Read More »

Barossa Bravo

Brave Barossa. Australia’s most celebrated wine region, Barossa is also now celebrated as one of the world’s greatest wine producing areas. The home to some of the oldest vineyards in the world hosted courageous pioneering families that have shaped the landscape of Australian wine. Some vines are around 120 to 125 years old. And wherever you go within the Barossa Valley, you will feel this valiant history, culture and sense of liveliness. With over 100 wine producers, Barossa and its sister Eden Valley have been the field for wineries that are now fine boutique wine makers like Yalumba and Henschke, and ... Read More »

Scroll To Top