Wine: Brief insight into Sherry
Crafted in: Southern Spain
Region: Cadiz, between Jerez, Sanlucar and El Puerto de Santa Maria
Local Name: Vino de Jerez

Sherry must come from the triangular area of the province of Cadiz between Jerez, Sanlucar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Maria. Sherry is made in Spain from three traditional grapes: Palomino, Pedro Ximénez and Moscatel. Sherry differs from other wines - because fortification takes place after fermentation, all natural Sherries are fermented dry; any sweetness is applied later: - please enjoy the short Sherry wine video...

Winery: De Bortoli Wines
Founded in: 1928
Region: Yarra Valley, Australia
Owners / Winemakers: 3rd Generation De Bortoli Family

Family = Passion. De Bortoli has established itself over the past 87 years as Australia's largest family owned winery so the passion is evident. Third generation winemaker, Darren De Bortoli, and his accomplished brother-in-law Steve Webber, oversee the winemaking team - crafting award winning wine vintage after vintage, presenting the finest examples from diverse Australian winegrowing regions: - please enjoy the short De Bortoli video...

Winery: Salon Champagne
Founded in: 1910
Region: Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, France
Managing Director: Didier Depond

Founded by Eugène Aimé Salon - Champagne Salon is famous for producing a small quantity of 'Blanc de Blancs', and only during exceptional years - just 39 from the past 105 years. Salon is made from 100% Chardonnay. Its grapes are hand harvested from 40-year-old vines in the commune Le Mesnil-sur-Oger in the Côte des Blancs sub-region of Champagne and from a single vintage and with no blending: - please enjoy the short Salon video...

Winery: Château Gruaud Larose
Founded in: 1725
Region: Saint-Julien, Bordeaux - France
Consultant Winemaker: Eric Boissenot

Gruaud Larose is a 2ème Cru Classé property - producing one of Saint-Julien's most full-bodied and long-lived wines. Gruaud-Larose has 84ha of vineyards located on a gravel-rich plateau. The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (8%) and Petit Verdot (2%). In 1997 the Merlaut family, already owners of several Medoc cru estates, bought Gruaud Larose: - please enjoy the short Gruaud Larose video...