Chateau Leoville Las Cases
The economic recession that has recently plagued our country has affected every stratum of society. Obviously the poor and middle class have been hit the hardest but even the affluent have seen their wealth decrease. The bottom line is, every socio-economic class has responded by tightening their belts, and one of those first notches is the elimination of luxury goods, such as fine wine.
AUSTRALIA – INVENTOR OF A NEW WINE STYLE
Approximately three decades ago, few people associated Australia with wine. Today the country enjoys an enviable wine reputation world over. Australia has become a dominant wine force in many English-speaking countries i.e the UK, the USA, Ireland, Canada and even New Zealand. The success of Australian wines hinges on a number of very astute decisions of industry executives and investors. First and foremost, Australia’s climate and soil are very conducive to viticulture. Grapes are always picked ripe, sometimes even over-ripe. There are very few restrictions in both growing grapes and making wine. Most are made for quick consumption, their prices ...
Food and Pinot Gigio pairings
Pinot Grigio comes in a multiple of styles, some are clean, vibrant and refreshing, and others are rich, spicy and tangy. Italy Pinot Grigio for example tends to be crisp and lemony, like a Sauvignon Blanc , but without the herbal and grassy notes. In Alsace, France, where it’s called Pinot Gris, you’ll find a more full bodied, spicy and tangy white wine. Elsewhere in the world, you’ll find a Pinot Grigio that is somewhere in between the French and Italian styles.