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D’arenberg – Over One Hundred Years Of Wine History

The famous D’Arenberg Winery in McLaren Vale in South Australia is known worldwide for the exceptional wines that the estate produces.  Founded in 1912 by Joseph Osborn, he started a wine dynasty…

Champagne Harvest 2022

The 2022 Champagne harvest promises to be the best one that the appellation has experienced in the past fifteen years.   The Comité Champagne has announced that this year the cap will…

The Worlds Oldest Sparkling Wine

In the records kept by Titus Livius the Roman historian he mentions wine being used for trade during the time that the Romans occupied the South of France.   The creation of the…

The Rothschild Wine Dynasty – Bordeaux And Beyond

« Wine is born, then it lives.  But it never dies, in man it lives on. »   Baron Philippe de Rothschild 1902 – 1988 The name Rothschild is associated with only the highest quality…

Phylloxera And Old Vines

Often you will see a bottle of wine that has the mention of Old Vines or in French Vieilles Vignes.  What does this mean to a wine and what makes it different…

What Are Winemakers Doing To Slow Climate Change

In the first article of this two part series we looked at how climate change is affecting wine production in France.  At COP 26 last year world leaders made promises at to…