The Cobellis, Champagne people. May31

The Cobellis, Champagne people.

Initially, not many people replied to our first pilot e-mails with which we aimed to spread the word on the existence of Imperial Wines. It wasn’t a surprise, for we were the first not to expect particular enthusiasm. After all, what people on our contact list had found inside their mail-box...

Una domenica con i Dolomitici May30

Una domenica con i Dolomitici

Riceviamo questo testo dai Dolomitici, liberi viticoltori trentini che si presenteranno domenica 3 giugno a Castel Noarna, a partire dalle 15.00. Un bellissimo appuntamento al quale parteciperemo con gioia. …………………….. La viticoltura trentina...

Bogdan Trojak vignaiolo autentico May29

Bogdan Trojak vignaiolo autentico

A Boretice (Moravia) per conoscere gli Autentisté. Siamo in viaggio da più di dieci giorni: con le nostre biciclette siamo usciti dall’Italia superando il Brennero, attraversato l’Austria e strisce di Germania, sfondato la cortina di ferro per conquistare il territorio ceco. Oggi,...

Wine stories, life stories May28

Wine stories, life stories

Good field and cellar practices from wine producers around Europe.   Friday 1st of June 2012 5.30 pm Maso Pez, via Margone 11 (Ravina, Trento) Agriculture means mankind. It is the way men interact with their world. To talk about farming is to talk about the environment but also to talk about landscape. It is nourishment but also taste, flavor, smell. It is production but also culture, tradition and modernity, fathers and children. Wine envelops better than any other product all these meanings. Vines better than any other plant can tell you the story of their lands and of their people. The effort to apply good field and cellar practices is...

The Cesconis, libertarian vinedressers May21

The Cesconis, libertarian vinedressers

A visit to the Cesconi family, vinedressers from Pressano (on the hills overlooking Lavis), had been on our agenda for quite some time. The reasons aren’t so hard to grasp: everyone is speaking great things about them. A unanimous chorus. That doesn’t happen all too frequently, in a world...

The long history of “Grüner Veltline May16

The long history of “Grüner Veltline

Experts have been wondering for more than a century: where does Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s most important wine variety, originate? Already by the last quarter of the 19th Century, August Wilhelm von Babo, the first director of Klosterneuburg School of Oenology, and Hermann Goethe, a...

Dorigatti – Wine House May09

Dorigatti – Wine House

It was a long time ago in 1858 when the the Dorigati Brothers Wine House was founded by Luigi Dorigati (ancestor of the current owners) in an area called “Mezzotedesco” (in German Deutschmetz, roughly: “Halfgerman” in English) which is now the village of Mezzocorona, not far from...

A day with Josko, the peasant. May02

A day with Josko, the peasant.

“A wine amphora works the same way as a sound amplifier: when the music’s obnoxious it doubles your pains, and yet when the harmony is pleasant it enables you to enjoy it thoroughly. A long maceration calls for high-quality grapes. If that is impossible to obtain, then it’s better to be...