Tannat: the HEADMISTRESS grape

Austere in a black power suit with thick, dark hair scraped into a bun, her features set in intense concentration. This is no buxom, perfumed beauty; she’s firm and has a slight chalkiness to her skin.  You’ve spotted it though: a flash of raspberry pink...

Winebird’s mini guide to PROVENCE

If you want to get to know the wines from Provence in Southern France, then start with those pale and interesting pinks… THE VINALOGY If you liken all styles of rosé to dance, then Provençal rosé is most definitely classical ballet:  elegant, light and delicate...