Der Blog von Francesco Spadafora

14
Sep
2018
ANOTHER SICILY
When it comes about the wine environment in Sicily, too often we read and feel like there are two Sicilies: an Etna one and then the ‘others’. Feels like when we watch soccer games between...
19
Jul
2018
What kind of bio will it be?
The demand for organic products rises up every day and in recent years, for us producers, the rush for "healthy" product s is characterized by a greater attention during production, a constant monitoring...
22
May
2018
THE MANY FACES OF GRILLO
Can we define Grillo THE summer wine? Born in the end of ‘800 from Catarratto and Zibibbo grapes, Grillo is one of the most popular Sicilian white grapes. Why is this grape so interesting? Surely...
4
May
2018
TO TALK TO THE LAND
To talk to the Land I am sure that a personal blog is the only place where one can write that a good way to cultivate the land is talking to the soil. I don’t think is senile dementia but a full...
27
Apr
2018
Optimism, but...
If we were to ask a farmer from the South, what is the worst setback that could happen he would surely answer "a British rain with 18/20 degrees with 90% humidity in the second half of April" because it...
3
Apr
2018
Current vintage?
What does it mean drinking a ‘current vintage’? How many times did we hear asking for ‘the latest vintage of that wine’’, taking for granted that the label would show the...
12
Mar
2018
MY ANSWER IS NO!
This is probably not the right place, but maybe the only one where I don’t need to ask for permission to write down my thoughts, in this case about the main 9th march update: Donald Trump and Kim...
28
Feb
2018
Birds graze on the Company organic fields
What do we mean at Spadafora with ‘organic or natural wine’? I feel the need to underline once again what we mean with ‘organic’ or ‘natural’ wine, because the common...