Do you know what the best part of the wine world is, to me? There is always something that comes out, and shows you exactly the opposite of what you believed or what you’ve told. I know from couple of viticulture books that hybrid grapes don’t have enough quality to make good wines; that is… Continue reading LEARNING FROM A GRAPE VARIETY
I was there for the harvest 2016: Caliterra Winery. From center of Santa Cruz (de Chile) after half an hour drive, you can arrive there. You pass from the control in the entrance of the property and drive couple of minutes in the dusty roads; soon you will have to turn your head to the… Continue reading WHY IT IS SPECIAL? – CALITERRA WINERY
Nothing can make me happier: Arrival of spring after a long and cold winter! Most of the habitants of the North hemisphere already started to enjoy spring; awakening of the nature affects us immediately in a positive way! Obviously, as human beings, we are not the only ones who get active with the arrival of… Continue reading WAKING UP IN 8 DAYS: GOOD MORNING VINEYARD!
Wine smells good. Some wines smell so good that you would like to make a perfume and spray all around. Some people must have thought the same thing and they came out with a better idea: A scented candle that would smell as wine! Wick & Wine Candle Company has already got it. They designed a… Continue reading LIGHT A CANDLE IN YOUR WINE BOTTLE
He had realized that there was something wrong. Actually, he was quite worried, because he had been losing some of the plants in his vineyard, without any particular reason that he could name. As the situation was getting worst, he decided to write his observations to the chairman of the Agricultural Committee of Aix. With… Continue reading 4 LIFE LESSONS THAT WE CAN LEARN FROM PHYLLOXERA BATTLE
Welcome to the second day, to the sunny Sunday of our weekend getaway in Sonoma Valley. After being very lazy and visiting only 2 wineries, for the second day we organized 3 visits. I was actually quite lucky with the reservation from A. Raffanelli winery because we were on the waiting list and they called… Continue reading WEEKEND GETAWAY TO SONOMA – SUNDAY
I was in a supermarket in Chile, with a very large wine section. I spent a lot of time to examine the bottles and read the labels in order to know more the Chilean wines. Somehow, in the section where there were the higher priced bottles, a small detail took my attention: There was the… Continue reading SIGNATURES ON THE WINE BOTTLES