We had a chance to taste a few very interesting wines this week, so stay tuned for some information and tasting notes, but meanwhile, check out this week’s wine news.
If you are looking for a good place to drink wine, there’s a slideshow in Decanter that gives you ten top wine bars in London, and also a handful of other great wine bars outside the capital, including Edinburgh, Bristol, and Brighton
With Halloween approaching, you may find yourself with leftover Halloween candy. This infographic on Vivino.com matches favourite U.S. candies with wines. Most of these sweets are available in the U.K. as well, or you could just use this as a starting point for pairing up Flakes, Crunchies, and Aeros.
From how to say it to what it tastes like, Wine-Searcher covers the basics on Grüner Veltliner. Even if you know your Grüner Veltliner, you may learn a thing or two. Did you know its a descendant of Traminer and St. Georgener, which now exists as a single vine near Eisenstadt in Austria?
There are some beautiful nineteenth-century illustrations of famous Bordeaux chateaux on Vinepair. I keep finding myself going back to look at them again.
Ludivine Griveau has been named the new winemaker of Hospices de Beaune, the first woman to be appointed to the role. Read more at Decanter.
Cahors is the original home of Malbec, now the powerhouse of Argentinian wine. Check out what winemakers in Cahors are doing with French Malbec these days, as well as other useful information about wines of the region.