Wine Lovers Notebook
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We’ll try to take personal preferences out of the picture and instead concentrate on comparing the Grape Varieties, Terroir and Winemaking Techniques of Italy versus France. Read on to find out how these two distinctive countries of power house wines compare!
The dilemma of what wine to buy for Christmas is a common one. So this year we have paired wines especially for you. There’s so much diversity in these countries’ wine production. We hope you find your new favourite this Christmas!
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Domaine de la Solitude is a vineyard nestled in Chateauneuf du Pape. Bathed in sunshine and the shelter of the Rhone Valley the vineyard stretches for 35 hectares. Thirty hectares are devoted to red wine and the remaining five to white wine production.
Sales of Rose wine are going through the roof. The French producers have been powerful in propelling innovation and growth, with rosé wine now outselling white wine in France. But here at the Wine Company NI we don’t believe this is just a trend but rather rosé wines are here to stay.
The highlight of our trade show calendar year is Prowein in Düsseldorf; the world’s titanic of wine shows, the scale of which is incomprehensible. Needless to say comfortable shoes are a must. It’s our annual pilgrimage to taste wines from 61 different countries and from over 6,800 exhibitors.