The Czech Republic has more than twenty centuries of viticultural history. An inevitable slump due to the political climate post-Second World War lasted for several decades, but the last two decades have seen dramatic development and recognition in both the native country and the wider European wine market, with further outreach other continents on the rise.
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.
We have lots of ideas to treat Mum on Mother's Day from luscious wine & sherry, to sumptuous gin & vodka, as well as tasty chocolate and alcohol free tipples. We're sure you'll find something for every Mum, including those who are like a mother to you!
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.