It can be difficult to find good Bordeaux that’s also affordable. Cru Bourgeois is a category which offers approachable, good-value Cabernet Sauvignon based wines. Read more to find out about these alternatives to expensive Left Bank wines.
Meursault is a village in the heart of Côte de Beaune famous for producing rich, opulent wines. But things are changing as I found out at a tasting - the wines now are designed to be more expressive of the part of the village they come from.
Crémant de Bourgogne is made from the same grape varieties grown in Champagne and isn't too far away from the famous sparkling wine region. Can Crêmant de Bourgogne match champagne?
The rising star in Alsace is Pinot Gris. Made in a variety of styles, it's rich and full-bodied - an interesting alternative to Riesling.
Champagne is a versatile drink, coming in many different styles. Here's an overview of the types of champagne and some good examples to try.
Champagne is one of the iconic wines of the world. But why is it sparkling? Why is it made like it is? My recent trip to the region gave an insight into the history of style of champagne, which is much imitated but rarely replicated.
There is an extraordinary number of appellations within Burgundy. Some of them are quite obscure and provide an opportunity to find good-value alternatives to more famous names.
Nowhere takes Cabernet Franc as seriously as the Loire Valley.
Dry, sweet, or sparkling, Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley can be world-class.
The most maritime of the Loire's wine regions, Muscadet produces seafood-friendly wines.
Fruity or serious, the diversity of Beaujolais wine is much greater than its reputation suggests.
Ever tasted a bottle that costs nearly $1,000?
Europe has a long history of both war and wine production. Unsurprisingly, the two have often been related.
The main town of the Côte de Nuits, Nuits-St-Georges produces surprisingly full, dark, tannic Pinot Noir.
What is a Bordeaux blend? There are many different answers to that simple question...
Bandol, located on the Mediterranean coast in Provence, is famous for some of the world's greatest rosés, but it also produces some fantastic red wine based on the Mourvèdre grape.