Vinosity is our free online magazine that brings you the ever-changing wine world, which never ceases to surprise or delight. These articles, with new ones published every month and written by a global network of writers, will be a valuable addition to your own personal journey through the wonderful world of wine.

Theewaterskloof Dam Before and After the Drought.

The Cape Climate Change Experience

11 March, 2020

Theewaterskloof Dam Before and After the Drought. Photo Credit: Climate change has become the most pressing social, economic and political issue of the 21st century, with the wine industries of the world implicated in several ways. They are held …



11 March, 2020

Geography: Located north of the 30th parallel, Baja is Mexico’s major wine region with 4,000 hectares devoted to wine varieties. The climate is Mediterranean, and the dry, arid growing season is tempered by morning fog and cooling breezes from the …

Oddero Estate and Winery in the autumn


28 February, 2020

Piemonte Geography: Located in the northwest corner of Italy, Piedmont borders west with France. It is surrounded by large Alpine masses (north and west) and the Apennines (south) that influence the typically continental climate, characterized by wide thermal excursions between …



26 February, 2020

Geography: Located between the 34th and 42nd parallels, Greece has a true Mediterranean climate and is surrounded by four different seas, with more than 3,000 islands. According to the Wines of Greece Association, there are nearly 1,300 wineries, 61.5 thousand hectares of …

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Eat, Drink and Be Sherry No 4

26 February, 2020

There is usually a valid historical reason why some wine regions in Europe produce sparkling or fortified wines, or indeed spirits, instead of regular wine styles. In most cases it is because the ensuing wine is not very good. Champagne’s …

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Mexican Wine: A New Beginning

25 February, 2020

The five partners of Madera 5 in Baja California In The Wines of America (1972, revised 1985), wine historian Leon Adams devotes several pages to Mexico. After verifying that Mexican wines began in the 1590s, making them the oldest in …


Bodega Garzón – Uruguay’s Icon Winery

25 February, 2020

Entrance to Bodega Garzón Compared to its neighbours, Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay is tiny, with just over three million inhabitants, half of whom live in the capital city Montevideo. Yet it has the widest river – Rio de la Plata, …

Oddero Estate and Winery in the autumn

Barolo Bussia: in Praise of Balance!

24 February, 2020

Oddero Estate and Winery in the autumn The Bussia vineyard district, located mostly in the township of Monforte d’Alba, is arguably one of the five greatest sites in all of Barolo, and its wines have long enjoyed a lofty reputation. …


Montpellier Goes Green

7 February, 2020

Every year the world of organic wine descends on Montpellier in the last week of January for Millésime Bio, now the largest professional wine fair in the world. Millésime Bio started in a small way 27 years ago in Montpellier …

The world’s oldest winery found in a karst cave, named Areni-1


5 February, 2020

Area and production: Vineyard area (2018): 15,840 ha. Number of wineries/distilleries: 40 to 50. Wine production (2018): 9.7 million litres Grape varieties: 400 native varieties, 31 grown for wine and brandy. Key native varieties: Areni (Noir) aka Sev Areni, Voskehat, Haghtanak aka Akhtanak, Kangun, Kakhet, Karmrahyut, …

Noravank, a 13th-century Armenian monastery

Modern Armenia Meets the Roots of Wine

5 February, 2020

Noravank, a 13th-century Armenian monastery A decade ago, Armenian wine was barely on anyone’s radar – it was only in 2011 that Zorah winery revealed its first wines and started to show that there is something special about this country. …

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Alice Feiring and the Rise of Natural Wine

5 February, 2020

Alice Feiring The wine industry, in case you haven’t noticed, has entered a moment of reckoning. Earlier this month, Silicon Valley Bank’s Wine Division released its 19th annual State of the Wine Industry Report, an authoritative forecasting and trend-analysis guide. …