Condrieu, Northern Rhone

Today dear readers, we travel to the largest white wine-producing region in the Northern Rhone, which to be honest is really not saying much, because Condrieu is the smallest appellation in the whole of the Rhone Valley at 125 hectares. Now before anyone with an intimate knowledge of the Northern Rhone gets too upset, I…

Lodi, California

Now when I ask you to think of the wines of California, it would be no shock if your mind goes directly to the elegant, oaky wines of the Napa Valley or the powerful yet classy Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays of the Sonoma Coast, however the reality is that these oft-romanticised regions only produce a…

Côte Rôtie

At the northern-most tip of the Rhone Valley sits one of the smallest, but most important regions in the whole of the Rhone, the ‘Roasted slope’ or Côte Rôtie. The region consists of 10 parallel hills, where the vineyards sit on perfect south-east facing slopes, and rise sharply from the Rhône river, with the top…