Grüner Veltliner: Spritely goatherd of wine grapes

♫♪ “High on a hill lived a lonely goatherd” ♪♫♪ This man of the mountain is feeling pretty Grü-V and who wouldn’t when they’re breathing alpine air all day surrounded by a carpet of pretty white flowers and fresh, green herbs? This spritely, bearded dude has a...

In love with Lugana – a white wine to watch!

I admit it: the northern Italian wine region known as Lugana DOC has managed to evade the Winebird gaze over the years, dismissed perhaps as a passion for all things Tuscan took over for a while. Now, thanks largely to Robert McIntosh from thirstforwine.co.uk, Carla...

Google (wine) Glass: a wine trade revolution?

Wearing the internet on your face has its uses, turns out. Especially if you work in the wine trade. We’ve got a pair of these at home now thanks to @Winehusband’s work exploits at the big G and I can’t help but think that the wine trade should jump...