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The Austrian Montecassino

Situated in the Wachau opposite the town of Krems an der Donau, Stift Göttweig was founded in 1083 by St Altmann, Bishop of Passau. The ... Full story

The Luso-Galician Polymath

Partly due to the legacy of the Reconquista from 718 to 1492, northern Portugal shares much in common with the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia ... Full story

The Classicism of Modernity

Often considered the cradle of European civilisation, Greece has a viticultural history dating back some 6,000 years. Wine was referred to in Homer’s Iliad and ... Full story

The Root of Portugal

Located in the western edge of the Iberian Peninsula, indeed the southwesternmost of the European continent, Portugal is practically the only Atlantic country in the ... Full story

The Carthaginian Resurgence

Carthage was founded in around 650BC as a Phoenician colony in modern-day Tunisia. Legend has it that Queen Dido arrived in North Africa and asked ... Full story

The Synonym for Pureness

Situated some 100km NW of the regional capital Dijon, Chablis is virtually an exclave of Burgundy wines. Even more northerly than Irancy (one of the ... Full story

The Spirit of Emilia-Romagna

Italy might be the only country whose pomace brandy – grappa – appears to be better known than its wine-based brandy. During the golden age ... Full story

WORLD OF BACCHUS: The Romanian Renaissance

Following the turbulent revolution in 1989, Romanian viticulture was for a while in a downward spiral. During the communist era, many vineyards were nationalised and ... Full story

The Viticultural Lexicon – Rheinhessen

Poetically referred to as the “land of the thousand hills”, Rheinhessen is one of the driest regions of Germany, with less than 500mm of precipitation ... Full story

The Regal Duet

Loyal followers of Burgundy understand that its sophistication lies not just sensually in taste, but also intellectually in heritage and history. Endowed with and relying ... Full story

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