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
I love going to local food markets. When I visit a new city, I always search for them because I think it’s one of the best ways to know better the place. The food that is sold in the local markets represents the climate, the soil, the season, the people, the habits… Moreover, it is… Continue reading SET YOUR NOSE FREE AT SATURDAY MARKET
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