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Japanese Wine – Koshu Grape

Welcome to Underneath The Bottle I am Michael, and today we are going to talk about grapes. “What kind of grapes?” You are asking? We are going to talk about Koshu! Koshu is this grape from Japan. It is a Vitis Vinifera. “What is that?” You may ask. That is a grape that comes from

Sommelier Competition

Hey Tasters! Today is the Kyperounda 5th Best Young Sommelier Competition. Today we’re going to find the best of the best, amongst the young sommeliers of Cyprus. There are eight candidates. Today, the three finalists will compete. Kyperounda Winery sits at 1400 meters above sea level. It is one of the highest wineries in the

Where Does Wine Come From?

It may seem impossible to believe but just one single species of vine is responsible for virtually all of the wines that we consume. The common grapevine or Vitis Vinifera has been cultivated over thousands of years and is now responsible for around 10,000 different grape varieties. These cover over 8 million hectares of land