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Wine Express

Wine Catalog

Fine and rare wines. Selection of domestic and imported reds and whites are sorted by producing country. Includes champagne, sauterne, port, madeira and dessert wines. New arrivals, top-rated wines and more from Taylor & Norton.

Wine Mecca

Why might a Chianti have a picture of a black rooster (gallo nero) on the neck of the bottle? Learn the legend when you visit the wine regions of Tuscany. Lists castles, private villas and other rentals. Explore the ancient art of wine & olive oil making in this wine mecca, arranged by your hosts from Essential Tuscany.

Come, come, good wine is a good familiar creature if it be well used; exclaim no more against it.

– Shakespeare (Othello, Act II, Sc. 3.)

Wine Classified

This colorful map shows the several hundred geographically-defined wine-producing appellations of France. Based on the concept of terroir, France has one of the oldest systems for protected designation of origin for wine. Numerous laws passed in 1935 established the Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée, which defines and approves the grape varieties and winemaking practices for classification in each of the French wine-producing regions.

Wine Courses

Bubble and squeak Risotto served at the Peasant and other London venues. Running once-a-week for 6 consecutive weeks, these evening food and wine-tasting courses demystify the world of wine. Full-day workshops also presented in wine and cheese matching, French, Italian, Old World and New World wine. Workshops guide you from wine basics to the classics from London Wine Academy.

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