If there’s a best white wine in the world, let’s face it, it’s a White Burgundy. The ancestral home of Chardonnay, emulated globally, home to the greatest concentration of grand white wines in the world. There are few greater pleasures in life than a glass of stony, honeyed, chalky, vanilla/nut-laced White Burgundy, and we have one of the best selections in the land: from tiny unknown growers to grand aristocratic estate, from the famed appellations to under-rated corners.
The Loire river is the longest in France, rising in the Cevennes mountains in the South East and running north then west to the Atlantic for over 1000km. The Valley is home to over 1000 chateaux, is known as the Garden of France and is home to some of the most exciting wine styles in the world.
You’ve almost certainly seen them. You may have even added a few yourself. But have you ever wondered what they actually mean? ‘They,’ of course, are Vivino ratings. You might rely on them when choosing a wine, or you might think (as I’ve heard ‘experts’ say dismissively) ‘They’re just a bunch of people’s opinions.’ So, which is it? Is there a point to Vivino ratings?