A new ‘ultimate’ Chianti: ‘Gran Selezione’

Chianti has always been one of the first wines that many people recognise on a wine list, in wine shops and so often give as presents so listen up, people! You need to know about the new, ‘ultimate’ Chianti: a new quality level that sits atop all that went...

What is Beaujolais day?

Tomorrow is Beaujolais day. Huzzah! Sounds like a fantastic excuse to drink wine, but what does it actually mean? Let me explain… The third Thursday of November every year is known in the industry as ‘Beaujolais Nouveau day’: the day that the new...

Wine gift ideas for Christmas

I’ve come across a few things lately that I think would make great wine-related gifts for Christmas, so I thought I’d put them all in one place to be helpful. Please note that I am not being paid to advertise them, nor have I received free samples of them...

Chasselas: Blank canvas of wine grapes! Or is it…?

Having just returned from Switzerland and the fantastic weekend that was the Digital Wine Communications Conference 2014 (more on that later), it seems apt to post a Vinalogy for the country’s flagship white grape variety: Chasselas. I asked many people over in...