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Château Lafleur | Guinaudeau Vineyards

Château Lafleur | Guinaudeau Vineyards

1 day ago
Also known as the Société Civile du Chateau Lafleur, the wine from these are unparalleled and hav...
Gamay | Banished Grape of Beaujolais

Gamay | Banished Grape of Beaujolais

1 day ago
Fast Facts The full name for Gamay is Gamay Noir à Jus Blanc Outside France, Gamay is found pr...
Aligoté | Third Grape of Burgundy

Aligoté | Third Grape of Burgundy

6 days ago
Fast Facts Sits within the Pinot family alongside Chardonnay Large plantings in Bulgaria and Rom...
Wine Glass Styles | Every Wine Catered For

Wine Glass Styles | Every Wine Catered For

6 days ago
Originating from the Medieval times in the city of Venice, the wine glass as we know it today was...
Decanting | The Why and How

Decanting | The Why and How

14 days ago
Definition: To pour liquid from one vessel to another. Originally it was customary to decant wine...
Pinot Noir | Champion of Burgundy

Pinot Noir | Champion of Burgundy

15 days ago
Fast Facts Sixth most planted grape varietal Regions outside of France: West Germany, Northern I...
French Wine Labels Deciphered

French Wine Labels Deciphered

April 27 2022
Many wine regions of the world are driven by grape varietal, and when purchasing a bottle, it is ...
Rhône Valley | Historic Region of Winemaking

Rhône Valley | Historic Region of Winemaking

April 27 2022
Fast Facts Main Varietals: Syrah, Marsanne, Roussanne Second biggest AOC region in France, after...
Joseph Colin | Branching out from Tradition

Joseph Colin | Branching out from Tradition

April 20 2022
First trained in the art of making the family wine at Domaine Marc Colin, Joseph decided to branc...
Women In Wine | Burgundy Region

Women In Wine | Burgundy Region

April 20 2022
Winemaking has always been considered a man’s world, especially in traditional regions such as Bu...
Viognier | Back From Near Extinction

Viognier | Back From Near Extinction

April 13 2022
History  In 1781, the Viognier grape varietal was first mentioned by name, coinciding with the Co...
What is the 100 Point Wine Scale?

What is the 100 Point Wine Scale?

April 12 2022
In a nutshell, the 100 point scale, or any of the rating systems, are reviewers’ quantitative com...
Chocolate truffles in a box with a glass of wine

Chocolate & Wine | An Indulgent Match

April 5 2022
Whether it's April and you’re loading up on chocolate eggs, or just enjoy treating yourself to a ...
Merlot Grapes on vines

Merlot | The red grape for white wine lovers

April 5 2022
Fast Facts Low in tannins - perfect option for white wine drinkers Second most planted grape var...
Alvina smelling wine from glass in barrel room. Boxes of wine in wooden boxes on display with Alvina Pernot label displayed

Alvina Pernot | Négoce Winemaker of Puligny-Montrachet

March 29 2022
From a distinguished family within the Puligny-Montrachet subregion, Alvina Pernot is a vigneron ...
Wine bottles stacked up in underground stone cellar

Storing Wine | Do's and Don'ts

March 23 2022
Temperature One of the most important elements to keeping your wine safe and stored correctly i...
Man holding grapes with cutters, chenin blanc grapes

Chenin Blanc | From Dry to Sweet and all in between

March 23 2022
Fast facts Over 50% of Chenin Blanc vines are planted in South Africa Before the 1970s introduce...
Jean-Luc Jamet sampling Syrah, red wine and pouring it into a glass while in the barrel room.

Syrah | Rhone Valley's Champion

March 16 2022
Fast facts Many countries outside of France refer to it is Shiraz Most expensive Syrah comes fro...
Man opening a wine bottle with cork sealant by using a winged corkscrew and lifting up the levers, pulling the cork out

Wine Tools | Corkscrews

March 16 2022
Who else is so used to having screw caps on their wine that when they suddenly have a cork sealed...
Horse in foreground of snowy French Alps with vines planted up the hillside of Savoie

Savoie | A Unique Mountainous Wine Region

March 8 2022
HISTORY With over two millennia of history, the Savoie region (once considered part of the Elite ...
Person clipping off Cabernet Franc grapes from the vines in France

Cabernet Franc | Hardy Grape of the Loire Valley

March 3 2022
Fast Facts Primarily found in: Loire Valley (France), Tuscany (Italy), Sierra Foothills (Califor...
Chardonnay grapes close up

Chardonnay | The Versatile White

February 23 2022
Fast Facts Originated in Burgundy, France The 5th most planted grape varietal in the world Not g...
Winery in Provence, darkening clouds over the vines

Provence | Where Rosé is Crafted to Perfection

February 16 2022
While Provence has quite recently become synonymous with Rosé production, a variety of wines have...
La Perle D'Arche Sauternes wine being poured into a wine glass

Sauternes | The Home of Divine Sweet Wines

February 9 2022
Sauternes is an appellation of Graves known for its intensely sweet, white, dessert wines . Known...
Domaine Alliet in the Loire Valley, France. Long rows of green vines with the large building with the Alliet logo in the background

The Loire Valley | An Oceanic Influence

February 9 2022
Proudly regarded as The Cradle of the French, as it is believed its residence speak the purest fo...
Line up of Maison Blanche wines from a variety of vintages

Vintages - Why are they important?

February 2 2022
Derived from vin, the French word for wine Put simply, a vintage is the year in which the grapes ...
Champagne region landscape shot

Appellation Types | appellation d'origine contrôlée

January 25 2022
‘controlled designation of origin’ Primarily used to identify where a wine’s grapes were grown,...
Maison Advinam Orange wine, Anne Buiatti crushing grapes by foot

Orange Wines | What are they?

January 19 2022
Orange wine, Skin-contact white wine, Skin-fermented white wine, Amber wine What is orange wine a...
Burgundy landscape shot

Climats of Burgundy

January 12 2022
“Each Climat is a vine plot, with its own microclimate and specific geological conditions, which ...
Word map of wine terms

Glossary of Wine Terms

December 14 2021
A.O.C An acronym for the 'Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée', the business of classifying wines in ...
Wine bottles all lined up with corks sealing them up

Bottle Sealants - Cork vs Screw Caps

December 14 2021
As you may have noticed all of our Le Club wines are sealed with corks, all of varying different ...
Stainless steel tanks in French winery

Types of Fermentation Vessels

December 2 2021
Clay Amphorae Positives: One of the most ancient and natural methods of winemaking. No addition...
Jerome Dehours pouring small amounts of wine into the barrel using a large can and spout

Vinification Explained

November 24 2021
The conversion of the juice of the grapes to wine through the process of fermentation. This is th...
Large palace in Bordeaux at night time in front of the lake with a reflection of the lit up building

Bordeaux | Home of the Heavenly & Divine Red Blends

November 23 2021
The Bordeaux wine region is the most renowned and storied wine region in the world. Its long history, which dates back to the Romans, the quality of the wines produced and its large area of production have created and built its insurmountable reputation. From red to white, rosé, sweet and sparkling wine.
People tending to the vines of a vineyard in France

Organic and Biodynamic | What's the difference?

November 23 2021

How many times have you seen the label "Organic" or Biodynamic" and wondered what the difference is between the two? Broadly speaking, both practices are focused on ensuring that the vines are grown completely free from chemical pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers and GMOs.

Alex Rougeot pouring Champagne into two wine glasses.

How to Serve a Glass of Champagne

November 23 2021
A guide to ensure no Champagne will be wasted! Opening the Bottle: Tilt the bottle slightly awa...

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