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.

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Chianti: The Art of Wine

19 September, 2019

Peter Femfert, the German owner with his Venetian wife Stefania of Fattoria Nittardi, is an artist. He would not think so, for his main profession consists of running Die Galerie, Frankfurt’s leading art gallery specializing in modern painting and sculpture, …

Chinese vine worker


19 September, 2019

Geography: China is a large country with a range of climates and soils. Inland has a continental climate with hot summers and extremely cold winters. Near the coastal areas the winter is milder but the humidity is high in the …

Loire valley chateau and winves


19 September, 2019

Geography: Climate varies from maritime (Nantais) to cool continental (Upper Loire) Grape varieties: Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Franc Regions: The Nantais (Muscadet), Middle Loire (Anjou, Saumur, Touraine, Vouvray, Chinon), Upper Loire (Sancerre, Pouilly-Fumé, Menetou-Salon, Quincy, Reuilly) Style of wines: White: …



19 September, 2019

Geography: Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. Over the years the vineyard area has expended from the fertile Central to the North and the South. Chile has Mediterranean climate with warm summers, rainfall mainly in the winter. Temperatures …



18 September, 2019

[hmapsprem id=3] Geography: Champagne has a cool continental climate, spring frosts are common. Chalk soil (Kimmeridgian clay in Côte des Bar) provides good drainage throughout the region. Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier Viticulture: The Comité Champagne (CIVC) sets …

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Eat, Drink and be Sherry No 3

17 September, 2019

I have just purchased one of the earliest books about tasting wine, Professor George Saintsbury’s classic Notes on a Cellar-Book published in 1931. Today’s wine enthusiasts may be surprised to note that of the five chapters it devotes to wine, …

La Promenade Restaurant

Loire: Five Top Restaurants

16 September, 2019

La Promenade Restaurant If I am asked for a really good Loire restaurant, here are five that I would always recommend. One is in Anjou, three are in Touraine and one in Chavignol by Sancerre. They are favourites because they …

Winemaker Joe Webb punching down Pinot Noir

California: The Happy Valley

16 September, 2019

Winemaker Joe Webb punching down Pinot Noir Mendocino’s Anderson Valley, once dismissed as too ‘remote’, ‘sparsely populated’ and ‘laid back’ is now arguably the most exciting New World region for Pinot Noir. What happened? Located over 125 miles northwest of …

Winning the Gore-Browne Trophy for the ‘English Wine of the Year’ in 1980

England: Back to the 1970s

16 September, 2019

Winning the Gore-Browne Trophy for the ‘English Wine of the Year’ in 1980 In 1974, at the tender age of twenty-seven I had the wild notion that there might be a future in growing grapes and making wine in the …

Champagne vines

Champagne: A Question of Yield

16 September, 2019

Champagne producers agreed to set the maximum yield for the 2019 harvest at 10,200 kilos per hectare, 600kgs/ha down on the base level set for 2018, to produce around 300 million bottles. The CIVC Comité that represents the two sides …

Chinese vines

China: Burying Vines in Winter

15 September, 2019

Vines have to be dragged into the ground and buried as the temperature can dive to minus 20 degrees Celsius in winter in Xinjiang It is not possible – not yet anyway – to be buried alive and come back …

Languedoc vines

Languedoc: The New Whites

15 September, 2019

Traditionally the Languedoc is a region of red wines. With the exception of Clairette du Languedoc, all the early appellations concentrated on red and tended to ignore white wine. St. Chinian and Faugères were appellations for red wine in 1982, …