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Your safest bet for shellfish is a classic French dry white -
Chablis is perfect, but any chilled and very dry white will
work equally well. On a hot Summer day, prawns and rosé
or a light and inexpensive Sparkling wine are perfect
companions. Chilled Beaujolais can also be a really
different accompaniment to fish.
Although best known for its Sherry and Rioja,
Spain is currently at the cutting edge of European winemaking.
Thanks partly to EU investment, new and exciting regions
are now jostling for the lion's share of wine exports
Tempranillo is Spain's best-known grape variety and is most
famously found in Rioja. It's widely planted in
Argentina and increasingly popular in Australia. In
Portugal, where it's known as Tinto Roriz, it contributes
to the complex blend of Port grapes.
The remarkably talented Fernando Domingo is the winemaker
of Bodegas Casa Primicia.
Fernando has been at Primicia for over a decade, but he
has worked all around Spainhoning his craft at many cellars -
including time under the tutelage of arguablythe greatest
Spanish oenologist, Manuel Ruiz Hernandez.
From Australia to the USA - here’s a look at the most
important wine-producing countries in the world.
There's more to grapes than just Chardonnay or
Cabernet. There are thousands of different
grape varieties; discover the main ones here.
If you're planning a wonderful meal for friends or family
and want some guidance on the perfect wine to serve, look no
Meet some of the talented people behind your
favourite wines like The Black Stump, Papavero,
and the delicious stars of Le Chai.