New guide to 1,368 vine varieties ~ Wine Wednesday Words of Advice for July 11, 2012

Each Wine Wednesday we share words of advice from your favourite winos, oenophiles and beyond . . .

Wine Grapes, new book coming this fall.

Wine Grapes provides comprehensive details on all 1,368 vine varieties currently making wine in commercial circulation – including their origins, how they grow, where they are planted, how their wines taste and previously unpublished information on how they are related. An essential and beautiful book for every wine lover from Jancis Robinson, one of the world’s leading wine writers, Master of Wine Julia Harding and grape geneticist Dr Jose Vouillamoz. To be published late Oct 2012 by Allen Lane (Penguin) and Ecco.



Question of the week

The question: I know all about Chilean red wines, but are there any good whites?

The answer: The buzz on Chile began with cheap red wines – feisty, fruity cabernet sauvignons and carmeneres to drink with cottage pie on a Tuesday night – but increasingly it’s the aromatic whites – riesling, viognier and sauvignon blanc – and even some of the less tropical, more light-filled chardonnays, that impress.

Read the rest at: The Telegraph.


Happy Wine Wednesday everyone!