As most of us followed, the social media accounts were shaken by the “ten year challenge”: We shared our photos from ten years ago, next to the current ones, and showed how things changed after all these years. To me, this was a real challenge, but very rewarding at the same time, since it gave… Continue reading 10 YEAR CHALLENGE: BACK TO VINEYARDS OF CAPPADOCIA
Let me start with this first: One day is not enough to visit Itata Valley! I am sure after reading the article, you will agree with me on this. Even if it was a very fast visit, my day in Itata Valley was a very special experience. Early in the morning, I’ve met Guillermo Pascual… 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?
If you happened to visit a vineyard during veraison, you’d be amazed by all the different colors, from green to deep purple. Veraison is the time when the berries start their ripening period, by changing their color from green to yellow or red. Each individual berry has their own speed to start this change. Moreover,… 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 spectacular times of the vineyard, when the berries start to change their color from… Continue reading VERAISON IN NAPA VALLEY
This is the story of how I met Petit Verdot variety in the vineyard and how I chased it until my wine glass. Have you ever met the grape of the wine that you drank? It is a really good feeling and it definitely changes the way how you look into your glass of wine. In September,… Continue reading HOW I MET MY PETIT VERDOT?
Have you ever taken a walk around the vineyards in summer in Bordeaux? Well, now I am inviting you to walk with me. Yes, right now. No worries, you don’t have to stand up, just keep on reading and enjoying the photos; you will be making a virtual sightseeing tour. So, let’s start! Welcome to our… Continue reading LET’S WALK IN THE VINEYARDS!