New in Nova Scotia

LEARNING FROM A GRAPE VARIETY

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

Winey Adventures in Chile

WHY IT IS SPECIAL? – CALITERRA WINERY

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

Wine World

LIGHT A CANDLE IN YOUR WINE BOTTLE

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

Summer in Napa Valley

WEEKEND GETAWAY TO SONOMA – SUNDAY

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

Wine World

SIGNATURES ON THE WINE BOTTLES

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

New in Nova Scotia

NEW IN NOVA SCOTIA

Moving to Nova Scotia in December, after staying 10 days in Los Angeles with 18 – 20 oC (64 – 68 oF), was not the warmest thing I’ve made so far in my life. But I did. I was welcomed with a nice snow storm and I had my first shoveling experience, just 2 days after… Continue reading NEW IN NOVA SCOTIA

Wi.Nes&Food · Winey Adventures in Chile

SAVORS OF CHILE – 2

I hope you are hungry again, because we are continuing from right here: Ceviche There are many versions of ceviche, since there are many countries that make traditionally the same dish. The version that I ate in Chile was with salmon and shrimps. They are freshly marinated with a lot of lemon juice, onions and… Continue reading SAVORS OF CHILE – 2