• How to Choose Wine for Your Wedding

    You’ve sent the invitations and booked the venue but what about the wine? How much do you need, what style should you choose and how much should you spend? Don’t panic: read on.

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  • A Primer on Port

    Brush up on Port with our quick primer on the region, grapes and styles of this sweet fortified wine.

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  • Think Pink: A Primer on Rosé Champagne and Food

    Rosé Champagne isn't just reserved for romantic moments. This pink fizz that gets its colour from a small percentage of red wine – or from macerated red grapes – is perfect to pair with many foods.

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  • What is Pinot Meunier?

    Pinot Meunier is a red grape variety predominantly used to make base wines for traditional-method sparkling wine, notably in Champagne. It is only rarely vinified into a red wine.

  • What is Primitivo?

    Primitivo/Tribidrag/Zinfandel is a red grape variety originally from Croatia that has carved deep-rooted, independent identities for itself in both southern Italy and California.

  • What is Roussanne?

    Roussanne is a white grape variety from France that most famously pairs with Marsanne to create the exotic, age-worthy Northern Rhône white wines, so often eclipsed by their red counterparts.

  • What is Sangiovese?

    Sangiovese is the most planted red grape variety in Italy, today most prominently associated with Tuscany, where its prolific presence spans the region’s full quality spectrum.

  • What is Sankt Laurent?

    Sankt Laurent is a red grape variety from Austria where it makes elegant red wines that can be reminiscent of Pinot Noir.

  • What is Sauvignon Blanc?

    Sauvignon Blanc is an aromatic white grape variety of French origin that is grown in wine regions around the world.

  • What is Sèmillon?

    Semillon is a white grape variety from France that is behind many of the world’s great white wines, sweet and dry, although its popular profile is eclipsed by regular blending partner Sauvignon Blanc.

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  • What is Viognier?

    Viognier is a white grape variety from France renowned for its heady aromas. In the space of a few decades, plantings have boomed from a dwindling presence in the Rhône to international popularity.

  • What is Petit Verdot?

    Petit Verdot is a late-ripening red grape variety from France that plays a minor but influential role in Bordeaux blends, although it really needs a warmer climate than the Médoc to shine.

  • What is Blaufränkisch?

    Blaufränkisch is a red grape variety from Central Europe where it has long been recognised as a quality grape that can make exquisite and long-lived red wines. It is also known as Kékfrankos, Lemberger and Frankovka.

  • What is Carménère?

    Carménère is a red grape variety originally from Bordeaux. Today it is far more closely associated with Chile where, after recovering from a case of mistaken identity, it has become something of a flagship.

  • What is Pinot Noir?

    Pinot Noir is a red grape variety from Burgundy, France. It is grown across the world and makes some of the most spellbinding and complex red wines. It is the grape variety that gave Burgundy its cult status which is emulated across the globe. Pinot Noir is also an important component of sparkling wine, notably in Champagne.