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Decoding Malvasia

Malvasia is a term that refers to a multitude of grapes, some related but most not. The grape that makes a Malvasia in Rioja is not the same as one from Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

As decoded from reference to Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, 18 unique “Malvasia” grape varieties are named, all which are genetically distinct. Many other synonyms exist as well, all pointing back to an entry on this list of 18.

The name “Malvasia” itself has a few variants depending on the base language:

  • Malvasia – Italian, Greek
  • Malmsey – English
  • Malvoisie – French
  • Malvagia – Spanish
  • Malvasier – German
  • Malvasijie – Croatian
  • Malvelzevec – Slovenian
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Burgundy Producers

A little list of our favorite Burg producers, organised by home commune:

  • Chablis
    • Domaine François Raveneau
    • Domaine William Fèvre
    • Vincent Dauvissat
    • Domaine Dauvissat-Camus
    • Caves Jean et Sébastien Dauvissat
    • Domaine Louis Michel et Fils
    • Domaine Christian Moreau Père et Fils
    • Patrick Piuze
    • Laurent Tribut
    • Domaine Long Depaquit, Albert Bichot
  • Marsannay-la-Côte
    • Domaine Bruno Clair
  •  Gevrey-Chambertin
    • Domaine Fourrier
    • Domaine Joseph Roty
    • Domaine Armand Rousseau Père et Fils
    • Domaine Denis Mortet
    • Bernard Dugat-Py
  • Morey-Saint-Denis
    • Domaine Dujac
    • Domaine des Lambrays
    • Domaine Ponsot
    • Domaine Taupenot-Merme
  • Chambolle-Musigny
    • Domaine G. Roumier
    • Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier
    • Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
    • Alain Hudelot-Noellat
  • Vosne-Romanée
    • Domaine du Comte Ligier-Belair
    • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti
    • Domaine Leroy
    • Domaine François Lamarche
    • Domaine Gros Frère et Soeur
    • Domaine Anne Gros
    • Henri Jayer
    • Domaine Mongeard-Mugneret
    • Domaine René Engel
    • Domaine Méo-Camuzet
  • Flagey-Échézeaux
    • Emmanuel Rouget
  • Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • Nicolas Potel
    • Domaine Henri Gouges
    • Domaine Faiveley
    • Domaine Robert Chevillon
  • Premeaux – Nuits-Saint-Georges
    • Domaine de l’Arlot
  • Beaune
    • Domaine Louis Jadot
    • Joseph Drouhin
    • Louis Latour
    • Bouchard Père et Fils
    • Albert Bichot
  • Chorey-les-Beaune
    • Domaine Tollot-Beaut
  • Pernand-Vergelesses & Aloxe-Corton
    • Bonneau du Martray
  • Auxey-Meursault
    • Maison Leroy
  • Volnay
    • Domaine de Montille
    • Domaine Marquis d’Angerville
    • Domaine Michel Lafarge
    • Domaine La Pousse d’Or, Patrick Landanger
  • Meursault
    • Domaine d’Auvenay
    • J.F. Coche-Dury
    • Domaine des Comtes Lafon
    • Domaine Roulot
    • Vincent Girardin
    • Arnaud Ente
    • Antoine Jobard
  • Puligny-Montrachet
    • Domaine Leflaive
    • Etienne Sauzet
  • Chassagne-Montrachet
    • Domaine Ramonet
    • Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

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Bubble Maps – Spain

Iberian Peninsula

Spain – Autonomías – Indicación Geográfica Protegida

  • Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Basque Country, La Rioja
  • Navarra, Aragón, Catalonia
  • Valencia, Balearic Islands, Murcia, Andalucia
  • Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura, Madrid, Castilla y Léon
  • Canary Islands

Portugal – Províncias – Indicação Geográfica Protegida

  • Minho, Transmontano, Duriense
  • Beira Atlantico, Terras de Cister, Terras do Dão, Terras da Beira
  • Lisboa, Tejo, Península de Setúbal, Alentejano, Algarve
  • Açores, Madeira

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Vino Aguja

Spanish Sparkling Ancestrale?

Because we are going out, to take the appetizer and let it be lengthened until lunchtime. Because we like to enjoy much and without haste of the best moment of the day. We are from Peñascal Ice. A lively wine. Bright looking. Fresh and very sparkling. Overflowing youth and good color. Tasty from the first sip.” – Read More

Soil Type Glossary 2

Many soils

Keeping it simple, yet conclusive.


  •, accessed May 2017
    • Guildsomm Study Guides: Alsace, Australia, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Central and Southern Italy, Champagne, Fortified Wines, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spirits
    • Compendium: Beaujolais, Central Italy, Southern Italy, Loire Valley, Germany, Austria
  •, accessed May 2017
  • The Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia, Tom Stevenson, 2011
  • “Sherry, Manzantilla & Montilla”, by Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín, 2012

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