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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

History of Bordeaux Wines

Throughout the ages, Bordeaux wine has played the rôle of protagonist on the world’s wine stage. The region’s reputation for fine wine is unsurpassed and its principles of wine production remain, to this day,...

Origins of Wine Making in Bordeaux

Bordeaux has a fine tradition of wine making that spans several centuries and dates back to Roman times. A revealing verse by the Roman consul-cum-poet, Ausonius, provides clear evidence of vineyards flourishing in the...

Wine Classification Systems

Over the centuries, there have been several abortive attempts by European wine producing countries to classify wine for market purposes. In France, there are two important wine classification systems that did take hold and...

The French Wine Market Today

The winds of change are wafting through the vineyards of Bordeaux. What amounts to hundreds of years of history, evolution and tradition are being challenged. The recent influx of excellent, inexpensive, fruity wines from the...

The Art of Wine Tasting

Do you simply drink wine, or do you taste wine? Anyone can drink wine, but it takes practice to be able to recognise and distinguish a wine's characteristics. On our site you will find information about...

Serving Wine

While it may seem a trivial thing, serving wine correctly can add class to any occasion from a casual get-together with friends to a more formal wine and dinner party. Here are some things...

Wine Terms

This list of wine terms and definitions will give you a head start at your next wine tasting. It is often helpful to carry a small notepad with you to tastings so you can...

Etiquette for Wine Drinking

Etiquette for Wine Drinking, Tasting and Serving Whether at a private wine tasting or at a vineyard, the rules of etiquette for wine drinking and tasting are the same. The following are some tips that...

Wine Tasting Venues

Wine Tasting Venues Wine Tasting Venues Tasting venues range from the casual, private wine tasting party with friends to the day trip to a local vineyard to formal wine tasting dinners. Wine Tasting Parties In addition to ensuring...

Vintage Profiles – Chateaux Wines

To help you decide on your wine, here is a summary (written by David Miller) of a few recent vintages for Red Bordeaux and Sauternes. 2001:  A less prolific vintage than the previous two years, a...

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