France is "the" place!

THE SMILING ANGEL

Do you know what I did last summer? I’ve visited the wine region that I admire the most: Champagne. I was already in love with everything about Champagne before the trip. As a winemaker, it’s the production method that I’ve studied and admired the most; as a wine drinker, it’s the wine that I enjoy… Continue reading THE SMILING ANGEL

A year in Spain · New in Nova Scotia · Wi.Nes&Food

MANZANILLA & NOVA SCOTIA LOBSTER ON HARVEST TIME

Happy International Sherry Week 2017 to everyone! According to good news, this year more than 25 countries are celebrating Sherry week with special events and tastings. Me, being lucky, I am celebrating it by creating a pour & pair blog. Since I am currently living in Nova Scotia, I’ve decided to create a dish with… Continue reading MANZANILLA & NOVA SCOTIA LOBSTER ON HARVEST TIME

A year in Spain

SHERRYLANDIA

Some memories are so special that it bothers me not having enough tools to remember or enough time to share them. The technical trip that we’ve made to Andalucía with my professors and classmates from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is one of them. We’ve made this trip in October 2014, so these photos on my… Continue reading SHERRYLANDIA

Vineyard Life · Wines of Nesli

HOW I MET AGLIANICO?

Aglianico is a special variety for me. It’s a grape variety that I’ve first met in the vineyard, before drinking any wine from it. When I saw it in the vineyard for the first time, it didn’t even have the grapes on it, just some young leaves and inflorescence. I was very curious about the… Continue reading HOW I MET AGLIANICO?

Wines of Nesli

MY RECENT SPARKLING MEMO

Nobody can stop the growth of sparkling wines! They are tasty, they are fresh, they are elegant; they go well before meal, with the meal and even after the meal… And they have already got rid of the “celebration drink” tag and started to be consumed daily. Well done bubblies!  So, me focused on sparkling… Continue reading MY RECENT SPARKLING MEMO

A year in Spain · Interviews

75 YEARS AND THE FUTURE OF FARIÑA

Bodegas Fariña turned 75 this year. There are 3 generations behind; a big family who works a lot to make the best of their land. The winery is located in Zamora, Toro and it’s surrounded by some of the oldest vineyards in Spain. I was very lucky to meet Don Manuel Fariña; second generation of… Continue reading 75 YEARS AND THE FUTURE OF FARIÑA

New in Nova Scotia · Vineyard Life

VERAISON IN NOVA SCOTIA

Nova Scotia, as one of the cool climate viticulture regions, has the seasons later than the other wine regions in general. Most of the vineyards were covered with snow until end of March this year. The budburst started in the middle of May. And this week veraison is on the way for most of the… Continue reading VERAISON IN NOVA SCOTIA