The PastIts not just European countries that are dominating the wine scene, with France, Italy, and Spain being the top three wine-producing countries, there is a new group of key players on the international wine scene. One of the rising stars that has left its mark in the trade is the scenic country of Chile.Chile is the 7th largest wine-producing and 5th largest wine-exporting country in the world. An extraordinary achievement if you consider there were only a hand full... read more
Pinot Grigio vs Pinot Gris What's the difference?
Over the years this has to be one of the most common questions we get asked at CAVAVIN, as one of the bestselling grape varieties in Britain lets go into detail on these very different styles in wine making and the results. Well they are both the same grape, but one is the French method and the other is the Italian method, with the rest of the world coping the styles from each of these two countries. The Italian Style: This style... read more
Wine in a Coronavirus World
It’s funny what some countries have as a priority to what is considered an essential service with the French its business as usual in terms of their wine industry staying open, but that is classic French we should expect no less. But it’s not all good news with the likes of Bordeaux en-primeur being cancelled, Bernard Farges, president of the Bordeaux Wine Bureau (CIVB), has said that the French wine industry is ‘watching our Italian friends closely’, who are a... read more