Explore with us
Follow us on a journey throughout the wine world; exploring regions, varietals and the food that goes with it.
At 2pm on Sunday 10th September, 25 guests braved the slightly chilly, but sunny day to venture into the shop to experience five delicious courses of regional Italian cuisine from La Cucina di Sandra matched to wines curated by Atlas Vinifera.
Burgundy is one of the most beautiful mysteries of the wine world, bringing the concept of terroir (a sense of place) into extraordinary focus. Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, or golden slope, is a jigsaw made up of over 400 different soil types, with each vineyard forming its own appellation. There are almost 100 different appellations that make up Burgundy as a whole.
The most famous wine producing region in France, the name Bordeaux is synonymous with red wine. The two banks of the river Gironde, known as the Left and Right Bank, produce very different styles of wine despite their proximity to each other. More so, each of Bordeaux’s banks are divided into even smaller communes whose names are revered in the wine world.
The Rhône Valley was long considered a poor cousin of its neighbours Bordeaux and Burgundy, despite being one of the oldest wine producing areas in France. An agricultural area, it suffered from lack of interest and investment, meaning that it was slower to modernize than other regions of France.