The variety of grape is one of the most important factors when it comes to deciding what to purchase. Some become trends that function almost independently from their origin. Sauvignon Blanc is cultivated across the globe today. It is regarded as a high-quality white wine that can hold its head up high.
"We harvest around one hundred tonnes of grapes every year “, explains Tanya Avramova, that is 100,000 bottles every year, "and we could do a lot more". You cannot live from a small-scale operation here." That might sound a bit brisk for a vineyard that has been in business for five years. But it describes the situation that so many small winemaking operations have in Bulgaria.
A lot has been going on in Rioja. The traditional Spanish winegrowing region has changed which is reflected by a fascinating architecture. Modern vineyards appear like a symbol of the change from a very old wine style to very modern wines, which are made with a great deal of technical effort.
No region stands for wine more than Bordeaux. All over the world the name is almost synonymous with good wine. The success story is centuries old. But complicated. In spite of all its fame, it requires a lot of instinct to deal with the branched sales system.
The sea is a decisive factor for Austrian wines. You might not believe it, but many of the best locations used to be the beds of primeval oceans. Internationally, Austria’s wines are regarded as being of high quality. The quality offensive was triggered by, of all things, a foodstuff scandal.
Sicilians like to call their home island a continent – at least when talking about wine. It is indeed so that this Mediterranean island has a rich variety of different landscapes and terroirs. In addition to this rich variety, the island can also boast of a long list of autochthonous types of grapes. For a long time, Sicily was regarded as a supplier of mass-produced wines.
In Roussillon, vines grow behind the beach, and in sight of the snow topped peaks of the Pyrenees. Very different wines come from the various terroirs. Few growing regions have a comparable range, from Mediterranean whites to vintage Banyuls.
Amarone from Valpolicella has had a rapid growth. A few decades ago, there were hardly any bottlings of the red. Today, it is amongst the biggest wines in Italy. Although it is not following in a trend in some regards, it is becoming increasingly popular.
Social media is not exactly very popular with many winegrowers. Whereby, image cultivation on the internet has enormous potential. There is no other way where you can reach so many customers or potential customers so easily and cheaply. A short overview.
22/09/2014Whether chocolate or clocks, what comes from Switzerland is always made particularly well and thoroughly. It is world renowned for this. Swiss wine on the other hand is not necessarily an export hit. In spite of this, it requires a great deal of effort and care with a couple of small secrets.