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. 
Georgian Gold

Georgian Gold

For the next few months, we are celebrating the very reason for our founding over 13 years ago in 2008 - Georgian wine. One trip to Georgia sparked a love of less known wine and the setting up of our small shop. Today, we still specialise in Georgian and other wines that are unique, as well as traditional classics and modern trends. If you haven't tried a Georgian wine yet, what are you waiting for! Read on to explore traditional winemaking, native grapes, and unique appellations in the true birthplace of wine.

A New World Of Shiraz

A New World Of Shiraz

International Shiraz Day is here on the 22nd July, so we're taking the opportunity to explore this versatile and hardy grape. Shiraz is also known as Syrah, and although this can seem confusing, it often indicates a distinct difference in cooler climate Old World for Syrah, and warmer climate New World for Shiraz. So let's take a look at what this means now, and profile some New World favourites. 
31 Days of German Riesling

31 Days of German Riesling

With a focus over the past decade from the best German producers to bring out the best of this grape in a contemporary style, Riesling has been revived. We at Turton Wines are enjoying this well-deserved recognition for a grape that has unrivalled versatility and amazing breadth of possibility on the palate. We celebrate 31 days of Riesling with Wines Of Germany this month, and take a look at why you should revisit this truly noble grape. 
Rose Celebration

Rose Celebration

In celebration of International Rose Day this month, we take a look at a brief history, why it retains such popularity, and introduce you to some of the more unusual rose wines that could become your new favourite. 

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!

Celebrating Chardonnay

Celebrating Chardonnay

USA Wine Day and International Chardonnay Day on the 25th and 27th May respectively give us a great opportunity to  explore two countries producing New World Chardonnay and explore why it still remains an essential grape for the industry. With a look at some exquisite wines from California and Australia, we hope we can tempt you back to this beautiful varietal. 
Grape Expectations

Grape Expectations

Even after nearly 13 years, the Turton Wines team can still be pleasantly surprised by unusual grape varieties to add to our collection. We explore more about two of our new favourites; the historic red grape of many names that is Cadarca, and the highly quaffable, yet rarely grown white grape that is Sarba. Take a look and see if either could quench your thirst!