On my last visit to Chile at the end of 2017-beginning of 2018, I had the chance to visit 2 wine regions, first of them was Colchagua Valley (you can read my adventures here) and the second one was Itata Valley. In Colchagua Valley I’ve spent 3 days while in Itata Valley only 1. However,… Continue reading 1 DAY IN ITATA VALLEY
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?
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
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!
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
The harvesters… the hidden protagonists of the winemaking. Their work is very important and difficult at the same time. Without their precious work, the grapes couldn’t arrive to the winery as fresh as they are in the vineyard. There are many challenges that the harvesters are facing with during harvest time. Sometimes they have to… Continue reading HIDDEN PROTAGONISTS OF WINEMAKING
“Do these grapes have a problem? They are changing their color not uniformly, but berry by berry!” asked my friend, pointing me the vines in veraison. It was his first time to see the veraison. This is one of the most spectaculous times of the vineyard, when the berries start to change their color from… Continue reading VERAISON IN NAPA VALLEY