Our events team are used to sharing their favourite wines with you at tastings and dinners in the Averys Cellars in Bristol. But to help keep you busy whilst you’re stuck at home, they’ve produced a series of taste along videos for you to watch from the comfort of your own living room
Wines of America
After browsing supermarket shelves you may only think of entry-level wines coming from America. With this video we wanted to highlight why America is producing some of the top wines in the world and their raise to success. Exploring your big, ripe Cabernet Sauvignons to the oaky Fume Blanc's, along with California's signature Zinfandel. We'll look at top wines from California, Oregon, Washington and New York.
Wines of Chile and Argentina
Chile and Argentina might be neighbours but the wines are very different in style. Join Louise in this video and find out what makes each of their wines special, in particular looking at their key grape varieties and wine regions.
Of course, New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc now go hand in hand so we’ll be looking at what it is about New Zealand, and particularly the Marlborough region, that produces such a distinctive style of Sauvignon Blanc. But we’ll also look beyond Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc at the wealth of other wines being made in New Zealand, from the renowned Pinot Noirs of Central Otago to the smart Bordeaux blends of Hawkes Bay.
Up until the 1950s, Australia was known solely for big, fortified wines similar to Port. And whilst John Avery was ahead of the crowd, importing wines from Oz back in the 1960s, it wasn’t until the 1980s that Australia really burst on to the wine scene. Since then, quality has skyrocketed and it’s now one of the world’s most exciting and innovative wine countries.
Find out how different sparkling wines are made and understand why Prosecco tastes so different to Champagne. Learn what to look out for on a label and get to know your frizzante from your spumante. And explore the key sparkling wine regions and styles around the world from Champagne to Cava, not forgetting our very own English fizz!
Wines of Spain
This week, we're taking a look at the wines of Spain, an incredibly diverse wine country with a plethora of native grape varieties and some really exciting wines. It’s hard to think of Spain without thinking first of Rioja so we’ll be starting our exploration in this world famous region before moving on to some of Spain’s all-too-often overlooked wines. From Albariño to Mencia and from Ribera del Duero to Priorat, Spain produces a whole host of wine styles that we'rspain looking forward to sharing with you.
Central and Southern Italy
You’ll find out more about the famous wines of Chianti and what to look for when seeking out top quality examples. Discover some of the best value wines in all of Italy in Abruzzo. And find out which grapes flourish in the intense heat of Southern Italy and Sicily.
Wines of Northern Italy
With a myriad of different native grape varieties, Italy is one of the most exciting wine countries in the world but also one of the most complicated. So to help make it a bit simpler, I’ll be looking at the key regions of the north and the different wines that are made there.
With all this fantastic weather we’ve been enjoying, we thought it was about time we explored the wonderful world of rosé! There’s a great diversity of styles and flavour profiles in rosé wines and you might be surprised at the different ways in which they can be made.
An Introduction to Burgundy
Let’s be honest, at first glance Burgundy can seem overly complicated but it doesn’t have to be that way. Hopefully, this short video will give you an insight into what makes this region so special and why so many of us here at Averys are Burgundy fanatics.
Old World v New World
Wines When we say Old World versus the New World, we’re basically talking about wines made in Europe versus those made everywhere else in the world. But just how different are they? Does climate and history really make all the difference?
Explore the Rhône Valley
The Rhône Valley stretches 200km from north to south along the Rhône River and with a diverse array of grape varieties, it arguably produces the widest range of wine styles of any French wine region.
Bordeaux is the most famous wine region in the world but what is it that makes these wines so great? Learn about the grapes, regions and styles of wines in this mini-masterclass.
Wines of Germany
From the greatest Riesling in the world to delicious, terroir-driven Pinot Noir, Frank Mason shares his love for the wonderful wines of Germany.
Food & Wine Masterclass Part 2
Grab a glass and join in the fun with this taste along video from Louise Wood. Louise recommends seven different wine styles and the best food to accompany them.
Food & Wine Masterclass Part 1
Louise Wood explains the basic principles of food and wine matching. Find the perfect wines to pair with your favourite meals in part 1 of our Food and Wine Masterclass.
How to taste like a pro
The great thing about wine tasting is it gets easier the more practice you get! Get some top tips from our from our events manager Frank Mason and you’ll soon be tasting wine like an expert!
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