Lockdown Wines Part 3: Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Viognier 2017

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 […]

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Lockdown Wines Part 2: Austria’s Feiler-Artinger

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 […]

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