Oak has a bad reputation, especially when it comes to white wine. But what is the real influence of oak on wine? We explore the history and role of oak in winemaking.
Vincarta visits the Cotnari region (pronounced ‘coat-nar’) to discover a once-famous maker of sweet wines from the Romanian Moldova Hills that is looking to make a comeback. How does their wine stack up today?
Life is too short for bad wine. But how much should you pay for good wine? What’s the difference between good, better and best? Mirela clears the fog and explains value in the world of wine.
We visit Herrenhof Lamprecht to meet Gottfried Lamprecht and discuss his new vineyard and his passion for wine-making. We discover a unique field blend and a winery with great potential.
Josef Jamek was a pioneering Austrian winemaker. See how his legacy of dry, high-quality, vintage and vineyard-driven wine survives in Wachau.
Nikolaihof is one of the most famous Wachau white wine producers. Just one hour away from Vienna, this is a must-see destination steeped in history and with a rich winemaking heritage.
Team Vincarta visit Wachau, Austria in search of Richard the Lionheart, Riesling, Schnitzel, Smaragd, Federspiel, Steinfeder, Jamek and Nikolaihof wineries.
Vincarta tastes some of the latest premium Romanian wines and finds childhood memories and Jancis Robinson’s promise of a ‘land of hope’ fulfilled.
Schloss Vollrads is another famous Rheingau riesling producer. Its first recorded sale was 800 years ago. We visited to see how it’s getting on in 2016.