The region of Bordeaux lies in the west of France, not far from the Atlantic coast. It may be best known for its great red wines - the famous 'classed growth' Chateaux, but in fact the region produces just as much white wine and one of the best appellations for white wines is Graves, just south of the city of Bordeaux itself.
It's simple. Take a wander in to your nearest wine store, or supermarket, and have a wee peak at the range of quality half bottles on their shelves. Not too many eh! In my time as a retailer I have lost count the amount of times where someone asked me for a half bottle of wine. Not everybody wants to spend money on a full bottle, especially if they only fancy a tipple once a week.
It has been quite a successful year for Brent Marris and his team down at New Zealand's Marisco Vineyards. Following on from picking up last year's International Wine & Spirit Competition award for New Zealand winery of the year, both his labels, The Ned and King Series, have been reaping the accolades too.