Santorini, Greece

As the weather starts to cool in the southern hemisphere and the first few crisp mornings remind us winter is on the way, I decided that today was an apt time to take you on a journey to the picturesque land of never-ending summer, the Greek Islands, and more specifically to one of the most…

Murcia, Spain

Half-way between the famed Spanish coastal cities of Malaga in the south and Valencia in the east is a small and oft-forgotten Spanish wine region called Murcia. While today it is of little consequence from a global perspective, Murcia has a colourful and interesting history, and is also one of the only regions on the…

Algarve, Portugal

Today, I thought it pertinent to write about a region known for sun, sand and sea as well as much as vines- an ideal summer holiday destination! The wine region of Algarve is driven almost entirely by tourism, which makes it very unique- so let’s get into things! First up, location; the Algarve is the entire…

Navarra, Spain

In the very north-east of Spain, on the outskirts of the city of Pamplona- most famous for the yearly near-suicidal tradition of running with huge horned animals- is an oft-overlooked wine region with a long, interesting history, unique varieties and a diverse set of climates and soils. Today we’ll be delving into the region of…

Cornas, Northern Rhône

The smallest red wine appellation in the Northern Rhône was a wine served to Emperor Charlemagne and served at the French court of the 18th century, though more recently has found itself in the shadows of northern cousin Hermitage and southern competitor Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Today we’ll go deeper into what makes the region of Cornas tick, why…