Loire Valley Wines

Loire Valley Wines

The Loire Valley has over 2000 years of viticultural history and this month we celebrate its longstanding and current contribution to the wine industry. Read on for a brief history and closer look at its key, unique appellations with recommended wines to match!

Understanding Bordeaux

Understanding Bordeaux

As one of the most productive wine regions in France with 57 appellations, many considered the best in the world, Bordeaux produces classic fine wines that have remained popular for centuries. Here we take a look at the region before focusing on some of its exceptional Right Bank red wines. 
Touring Touraine-Turton Wines

Touring Touraine

The Touraine appellation sits in the Loire Valley of northwest France. Stretching approximately 60 miles along the River Loire from Anjou in the west to Sologne in the east, it's large size and diversity of terrain and climate means that many types of wine can be produced. We take a look at some of these exceptional wines. 
Great Gascogny Wines-Turton Wines

Great Gascogny Wines

We're feeling very lucky to have a great new selection of wines from the Cotes de Gascogne region. Our taste testings left us very impressed, and as one may well know, the French region is excellent for great quality and value. Let's take a look at what makes an exceptional Gascogny wine. 
Cabernet Sauvignon-Turton Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon

The Cabernet Sauvignon grape is the most popular for wine making in the world. Thought to be a natural hybrid of the robust Cabernet Franc red grape and the versatile Sauvignon Blanc white grape, it can be grown in a variety of climates, although it prefers warmer climes. 
On Aime La France

On Aime La France

We really do feel the love for France and their spectacular wines! It seems you do too, with our upcoming French Wine tasting evening is on its way to selling out. Let's whet your appetite with a quick look at some of our favourites from this bastion of 'vin magnifique'.
Sumptuous Shiraz

Sumptuous Shiraz

SHIRAZ, also known as SYRAH, is a black grape born 2000 years ago in the French Rhone Valley. It become beloved for winemaking due to its resistance to disease, full body, fruity complexity, spice and high tannins making it suitable for long ageing, generally suiting 5-9 years with premium wines gaining complexity for up to 25 years.