Richard Allen

Richard started working in the food and wine industry over 25 years ago. Over the years he has seen and done it all. He's had the opportunity and privilege to work with some of the finest chefs and sommeliers. After a successful career, he's decided to share his passion and devotion for wine through his blog.

Your Complete Nebbiolo Wine Guide

Nebbiolo Grapes

What Is Nebbiolo? Nebbiolo wines are produced from the Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Piedmont region of northwestern Italy. The Nebbiolo characteristics are easily discerned because they have a unique scent, very strong tannins, and high acidity. Another characteristic is the inclination for its color to fade over time. Pernickety Grapes From Piedmont! Nebbiolo grapes …

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The Essential Guide to Semillon Wine

Semillon Grapes

What Is Semillon? Common Semillon characteristics are simplicity and purity, especially when they are young. Depending on where the vineyards are situated, you can find some that are more full-bodied and fruitier, or with herbal hints. Typically Semillon wine has high levels of acidity and low alcohol content and that gives this white wine a …

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