Viognier, phoenetic ‘vee – o – nyei’. Spiritual home: Northern Rhone. Producer: Chapoutier. All 3, Jackpot! If you love viognier you may have drunk Condrieu, which is the appellation in the Northern Rhone which is considered the spiritual home of the grape, and certainly produces some of the finest examples in the world of this variety. As […]
Feiler-Artinger Blaufrankisch Ried Ruster Umriss 2015, Burgenland Austria Last year Criterion Wine Tours organised our first ever wine tour to Austria. On the first evening of the tour Kurt Feiler, winemaker at Feiler-Artinger in the pretty town of Rust, came to our hotel and gave us an excellent tasting of his wines during dinner. One […]
Once in a while I come across a winery that is so unique, so different and so memorable that it reminds me why I love my job so much. Springfontein Estate, which we visited on the recent Criterion Wine tour to South Africa, is one such winery I will never forget. Why? Vision, passion, integrity, […]
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