• World Wine Regions Asia Japan

    Date: 18-07-2017

    Take the humidity and temperature extremes of the US east coast, the similar difficulties of China’s east coast, and add a few typhoons, score the country with crags and precipitous mountains, and you get Japan—veritably a terrible place to try to grow Europea

  • The Wine Regions of France Beaujolais

    Date: 18-07-2017

    Beaujolais is administratively part of Burgundy, but its primarily red wine is made from a different type of grape: Gamay instead of Pinot Noir. There is history to this.   In 1395, Philip the Bold, powerful Duke of Burgundy, decided that the Gamay grap

  • The Wine Regions of France Jura

    Date: 18-07-2017

    The Jura region is quite small, a narrow strip of land sandwiched between Burgundy and Switzerland. Five grapes predominate. Three are traditional local varieties. Poulsard is a red grape used mostly in dry reds and sparkling rosés. Red Trousseau needs a lot of sun