Marsala wine

Marsala wine is one of the oldest en most well known fortified wine. It is produced in the surroundings of Marsala at the West of the Italian island of Sicily. John Woodhouse discovered this wine in 1773 when he visited Sicily as a merchant. Fortified wines were very popular in Great-Britain in that period. In a very short period Marsala became very popular as a alternative to Port and Sherry.



Gewurztraminer

Gewürztraminer is an aromatic wine grape variety, used in white wines, and performs best in cooler climates. It is sometimes referred to colloquially as Gewürz, and in French it is written Gewurztraminer (without the umlaut). Gewürztraminer is a variety with a pink to red skin colour, which makes it a “white wine grape” as opposed to the blue to black-skinned varieties commonly referred to as “red wine grapes”.



Cote de Nuits

The Cote de Nuits is the northern half of the Cote d’Or wine region in Burgundy (the southern half being the Cote de Beaune). It specializes in red wines made predominantly from Pinot Noir, the most famous and expensive of which come from the Grand Cru vineyards of Vosne-Romanee and Chambolle-Musigny.



Chateauneuf du Pape

Southern Rhone’s landmark region, Chateauneuf du Pape, was the first region to gain AC status in France. That was the 1920s – it’s history goes much further back than that. As the name suggests, the wine region was named after the “new papal home,” referring to the period of time in the 1300’s when the pope resided in Avignon instead of Rome.






 








Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno, a male given name which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino.



 
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