“J” is for Jura

If I asked a selection of people to name three French regions. I would bet my house that none would mention Jura. To be honest, until I started studying wine, I had never heard of it either!  But Jura is a really intriguing and much overlooked region with a wine…

Continue Reading “J” is for Jura

“I” is for Icewine

Ok I admit, as I write this in glorious spring sunshine, the thought of frozen vines and Christmas, which is what usually comes to mind when I think of Icewine, does seem (thankfully) a long way away. I bet it’s fair to assume that many of you haven’t ever tried…

Continue Reading “I” is for Icewine

“H” is for Hungarian wine

Hungary has a surprisingly long wine history, with a winemaking pedigree going back to the 1600’s and is home to a distinctive array of indigenous grapes coupled with more familiar international varieties. If pressed, some of you may mumble “Tokaji” if asked to name a Hungarian wine, many of you…

Continue Reading “H” is for Hungarian wine

“G” is for Gewürztraminer

One of many grape varieties with a hard to pronounce name (you will meet more during the remainder of this A-Z!).  Pronounced “Guh-VERTZ-tra-mean-er” I tend to just call it “Gewürz” it’s easier. I think of this grape as being like marmite – now obviously it doesn’t taste like marmite, (that…

Continue Reading “G” is for Gewürztraminer

“F” is for films about wine

It's fair to say that if it wasn’t for films I probably would never have got into wine.  Not because I watched a film and had an epiphany that a career in wine may be my future, precisely the opposite actually. Working in IFE providing movies to airlines meant I…

Continue Reading “F” is for films about wine