Carry On Carignan

Carry On Carignan

After a long and fruitful history, Carignan seemed to have passed its peak in the 20th century, but thanks to some dedicated winemakers, its true potential is being explored once again. In honour of International Carignan Day on 28th October this year, we take a look at why you should revisit this hidden gem. 

Grenache - A grape of multiple personalities

Grenache - A grape of multiple personalities

One of the most widely planted grapes in the world, Grenache has long been an essential ingredient in famed blends of Southern France and Northern Spain, perfect for adding fruit and softness to your favourite Chateauneuf du Pape or Rioja. To celebrate International Grenache Day on 17th September, we take a look at this talented grape, exploring its history and its rising popularity as a modern varietal. 

Wines Of Bordeaux

Wines Of Bordeaux

This month we celebrate Wines of Bordeaux, a region that has remained at the top of its game for many centuries. One of the most productive wine regions in France with 57 appellations, its classic fine wines are truly timeless.
Passionate About Pinot

Passionate About Pinot

Notoriously stubborn, the Pinot Noir vine requires careful attention and perfect conditions to thrive, but when grown correctly it is one of the most rewarding grapes to harvest. We take a look at why it continues to hold such a special place in the hearts of wine lovers. 
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'.