Terroir Academy

Magical Mystery Wine Grape Tour, Part 1

At over 500 officially recognized different native grapes and counting, roughly 30% of the world’s wine grapes are Italian; to help you fully grasp the significance of that statement, just keep in mind that France, Spain and Greece (or Portugal, depending whom you choose to believe), the three countries that have the next most native grapes, don’t come anywhere close to Italy’s figure even if you were to add the wine grapes of all those three countries together.

In this article, Ian D'Agata will guide you to the magical mystery tour of 24 fantastic Italian native wine grapes and their wines that you absolutely need to get to know.

Cabernet Gernischt: A Chinese Wine Grape Variety And Wine

This review is a concise presentation of Cabernet Gernischt in China in terms of history, potential, and the characteristics of grapevine and wines. Ian also discusses at length why Caberbet Gernischt ought to be considered a Chinese grape variety.
by Ian D’Agata

Responsible Wine Reviewing

In this short article, Robert Millman analyses the trend of inflation and gradually narrowing ranges in wine reviewing and scoring, as well as the relationship between scores and wine prices.
by Robert Millman