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
Wine Trends to Look Out For In 2020
Full-bodied ChardonnayJust like fashion trends from the past tend to make comebacks, so to do wine trends. Full-bodied Chardonnay was the toast of the 1980s, but many of the styles made were too oaky and buttery and soon fell out of flavour with wine lovers. As a reaction, winemakers started creating lean Chardonnay wines with little or no oak maturation. But now, many consumers are asking for more full-flavoured Chardonnays and winemakers are increasingly starting to use oak maturation and... read more