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Who really invented Champagne? The grape debate!

Typically produced in the Champagne region of France, to have its characteristic bubbles and effervescence, Champagne must undergo a second fermentation process. The answer of who made this initial discovery of Champagne needing a second fermentation has never been certain […]


Chateau de Mazan – Perfectly Provence

Nestled in the heart of Provence, you will find a true Hidden Gem – Château de Mazan. The former residence of the Marquis de Sade, an 18th Century French aristocrat, politician and writer who was infamous for his outrageous, libertine lifestyle, […]


Viva La Vinotherapy!

We love wine. And we love to be pampered. So as you can imagine, the emerging concept of “vinotherapy” has truly had us reaching for our fluffy robes and racing full pelt to the vineyards! So what is this heavenly […]


Port – The British Connection

Portugal has been producing wine for hundreds of years, however the development of Port wines is mainly due to its unique connection with Britain. In 1386, a first treaty is signed between Portugal and Britain, instituting a preferential trade agreement […]


A Little History of the Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, also known as the garden of France due to the large number of vineyards and field which border the river, is not only famous for its wines, but also for its rich historic and cultural heritage. Home […]


Top tips for post lockdown travel ✈

After the most traumatic twelve months in many of our lives, we can finally see a glimmer of light at the end of the long Covid-19 tunnel. Many countries are now taking tentative steps towards welcoming international visitors once again […]


The Rising Popularity of Biodynamic Wines

Biodynamic wines can be a potentially very controversial topic, depending on your personal beliefs, as it is often debated how much of the biodynamic process is on a spiritual and astronomical level. Organic farming methods are used to make biodynamic […]


Dispelling the Wine Myths

Everyone has that one dusty old bottle of red, kept at the back of the cupboard for years on end, in the vain hope that one day it will taste like liquid velvet. Chances are it won’t- not that you’ll […]


The Prettiest Wine Villages

At Grape Escapes we believe winter (and lockdown) is the perfect time to enjoy a glass of wine wrapped in a warm blanket while discussing your next holiday! To help you endure these long winter months and the depressing global […]