Category: Varietals

Burgundy: An Overview

From Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Newsletter – July 2017: Simply mentioning the word Burgundy is enough to raise the blood pressure of most serious wine lovers. In eastern central France, two hours west of Switzerland, Burgundy is nestled between the wine regions of Champagne to the north, the Jura to the east, the Loire to the west, and the Rhône… Read more →

“Brosé” Wine Trend takes off in US Market.

Over the last five years, many local and national wine retailers, like Total Wine, have seen a multifold increase in dry rosé wine sales, like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s Chateau Miraval rosé. Several market observers have also said rosé wine is becoming increasingly popular with men, earning it the brosé nickname in some circles. That awful nickname notwithstanding: ‘It reflects an… Read more →

Create Your Own Varietal

One university in southern Spain is set on bringing fame to it’s region through the discovery of a type of wine which existed in Roman times. Researchers from Universidad Pable de Olavide (UPO) in Seville have begun “Olavidium”, a project in which the team will try to create a naturally sweet wine with up to 16 percent alcohol content, very little… Read more →