Tag: White Wine

Torrontés: The white wine that is coming up smelling of roses

Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Viognier are classed as aromatic grape varieties because they give off high amounts of exuberant primary aromas, which can include fruit, floral and herbaceous notes.  So chances are, if you are partial to a glass of one of these white wines, you are also going to absolutely adore the aromatic ...

Txakoli: The Basque Country’s Spritzy Secret

If you’ve been lucky enough to visit the charming seaside city of San Sebastián in Spain’s fiercely independent Basque Country or wander through the dark crooked streets of Bilbao’s old town, you are probably familiar with the region’s very own style of tapas – pintxos.  What you may not realise is these small pieces of bread – ...

The Many Faces of Chardonnay

I have lost count of the number of times that someone has told me that they dislike Chardonnay but love Chablis - or sometimes, the reverse.  However, in order for a wine to use the designation of Chablis on its label, it must be made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.  So how can it be that someone who professes to adore Chablis be so opposed ...
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