This is a video tour of the Côte de Nuits I made for the 2018 Advanced Sommelier Course. Moving North to South through each village and major Grand Crus. Premier crus in dark pink and Grand Crus in Purple.
Here, It stops in Vougeot, then Vosne-Romanée to compare size of vineyards.
I especially like the street view of Romanée Conti next to La Grand Rue.
The impressive hill looms over the Rhône river and the towns of Tain l'Hermitage and Tournon-sur-Rhône. The soils are mostly granitic, which provide some footing for vines to cling to on steep terraces.Read More
Map of Pomerol wine region with location and approximate holdings of each Château.Read More
New map of Cornas with names of vineyards.Read More
Map with detail of the villages in the Côte des Blancs. Chouilly to Le Mesnil sur Oger, and a few premier cru villagesRead More
Map of Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs villages classified Grand and Premier CrusRead More
Google Map of Oakville AVA with highlighted vineyards and wineries.Read More
A rare map of the Government of Champagne how it looked in the 1640's. The wine region is much smaller today.Read More
Champagne Grand Cru villages Cramant, Avize and Oiry with hand-drawn map of the single vineyards.Read More
There are 134 different lieux-dits in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation. The first one dates back to 1344 and exemplifies the concept of terroir, a specific named place or vineyard area. I was inspired to draw a map with all the vineyards of CndP. Enjoy!Read More
The River Ebro snakes through each region as it heads south into the Mediterranean, however the importance of the Ebro extends past its own banks. Seven tributaries that create significant valleys.Read More
Syrah is supreme in Cornas. I drew where the most important vineyards are.Read More
Maps of Cote-Rotie, Cornas, Hermitage, St Joseph, Condrieu and Crozes-Hermitage.Read More
Maps of several of the top premier crus of Meursault. Charmes, Perrieres, Genevrieres and Boucheres.Read More
The impressive hill looms over the Rhône river and the towns of Tain l'Hermitage and Tournon-sur-Rhône. Over a dozen major plots, mapped out with grape and producers.Read More
In honor of the late Serge Hochar of Chateau Musar, I created this Google Earth Map of the main wine regions of Lebanon, highlighting the Bekaa Valley.
A few notes from the Wines of Lebanon Website:
Native grapes: A few wineries (especially Château Musar) grow Obaideh and Merwah, although these are more often used for aniseflavoured arak
Wine regions: Most production is in the Bekaa Valley. The vineyards sit at an altitude of 1,000-1,200m, similar to Argentina’s Mendoza
• 7000BC Modern scholarship is cautiously confident that early Lebanese create a vine and wine culture
• 3000BC – 330BC Phoenician traders begin making and exporting their wines to Egypt, Cyprus, Greece and Rome as well as what is now Sardinia and Spain
• Lebanon’s reputation for producing fine wines continues into the Middle Ages when those produced in Tyre and Sidon are coveted in Europe and traded by Venetian merchants.
• 1517 What is now Lebanon is absorbed into the Ottoman Empire. Winemaking is forbidden, except for religious purposes. This allows Lebanon’s Christians, mainly Maronites and Greek and Armenian Orthodox, to produce wine.
• 1857 Jesuit missionaries introduce new viticultural and vinicultural methods as well as new vines from French-governed Algeria, laying the foundations of the modern Lebanese wine industry.
• 1918 The French civil and military administration that govern Lebanon between the wars create unprecedented demand for wine, while Lebanon’s post-independence role as a cosmopolitan, financial hub sees the country enter an economic golden age, presenting further opportunities for a new wine culture to take hold.
• 1975 Lebanon descends into a 15-year civil war that stunts the development of the sector
• 1992-present with peace come new opportunities and unprecedented growth.
Today there are 33 wineries in Lebanon.
Lebanese Wine Regions!