Explorer Pack #7 – Tuscany

Explorer Pack #7: Tuscany The Tuscan wine landscape loosely encompasses the vineyards located between Florence and Rome on the western side of Italy. Dozens of grape varietals call Tuscany home and its communes vary widely in terms of climate and soil depending on their elevation and proximity to the Mediterranean Sea. Winemaking styles are also[…]

Explorer Pack #6; Bordeaux

Explorer Pack #6: Bordeaux The Bordeaux winegrowing region encompasses over 50 different appellations and 8,000+ chateaux producing a wide range of white, red and rose wine fashioned from less than ten grape varietals. The Atlantic ocean influenced climate of the zone provides relatively reliable growing seasons which typically feature cool Spring temperatures followed by warm,[…]

Explorer Pack #5: Spain – West of Madrid

This month we begin our tour of Spain by focusing on the regions north and west of the city of Madrid. Beginning near the Atlantic ocean and continuing on to the relatively high elevation zones of Castilla y Leon, this portion of Spain features a variety of well sited vineyard locations which offer a combination[…]