Regions

A region, a wine and a state of mind. Our 'house' champagne is from Henri Abelé, the third oldest house in the region, based in the heart of Reims. Since 2007, when Franck Nicaise took up the reins, quality has increased beyond measure. Grapes are sourced...
Our selection of Burgundian winemakers.  Our answer to the eternal question. Yes there is - and she appears to live in Burgundy. Understandably.

Even the least wine-aware amongst us could name the regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne and (possibly) the Loire. But what of the Jura, that mountainous, little-known region in eastern France, bordering Switzerland and relatively ignored by tourists?

Foodies may know the area due to its...

Our selection of Rhône winemakers.
Our selection of Provence winemakers
Our selection of winemakers from Languedoc
Our selection of winemakers from Roussillon
Our selection of winemakers from South-West France
Our selection of Loire winemakers.

It is often said that vines have been cultivated in Austria for some 4,000 years but that illustrious history was almost extinguished by the "anti-freeze scandal" of 1985 which destroyed the reputation of Austrian wines overnight.  It has been a long road back, but the...

Portugal is an enormous wine producer - producing about 6million hectolitres of wine every year (that's about 650million cases!) of which about 20million cases find their way to the UK.  This significant export relationship is rooted in our histories as the modern development of vine-growing...

People are often surprised to hear that great wines are made in Canada.

"Canada?" they say in tones of astonished scepticism.  "Isn't it all under three feet of snow most of the year?"  A view which has perhaps only grown with the success of the...

We could almost be accused of fussiness.  We wouldn't dream of claiming that our coverage of American wine-making is exactly comprehensive, but our selections are amazing quality, natural producers who deliver really excellent value.