Der Blog von Francesco Spadafora

21
Feb
2017
Spadafora Wines @ Prowein 2017
Dear Friends, We are happy to inform you that Spadafora will be at Prowein this year with a selection of our best BIO wines! Please come visit us at Hall16, Sicilian Area, booth 32. If you plan to come...
6
Feb
2017
An August evening, on snow pillows.
A picture is taken and you imagine a story behind it. A wine is made and you figure out a dish to match it. I find it very liberating and stimulating trying to guess the story behind a picture, also this...
27
Jan
2017
BINGO!
Kidding with my friends, and I’m talking about friends of a certain age, we often tell jokes about, when looking in the mirror, we see that the forehead is expanding, and that heinous space in the...
16
Jan
2017
August and everything after
We were born to deal with liquid emotions. You wake up in the morning, look out the window, then turn on the PC to check the weather, because maybe what you see is not a hundred percent accurate. You also...
9
Jan
2017
The importance of being Earnest
It is time for answers. Holidays are over, we shared moments, now there is a physiological time when you have to stop, and write down the new year resolutions. Being earnest. It seems trivial, but the...
20
Dec
2016
Sulfur dioxide: it is actually possible to use less
A couple of years ago I received a phone call from our salesperson at that time, from a big island south of Sicily, because a customer of him was complaining about the typical day-after headache,after...
10
Dec
2016
The story of a freshly-pruned branch
I am a branch. Or rather, I was a branch. That’s because for this year I managed to achieve my goal: giving away some bunches that made a wine, no matter which one, the important thing is that I...
7
Dec
2016
A kind reminder for those who want to know about a bottle of Siriki
Siriki is a Syrah, born from a single vineyard facing south, between 250 and 300 meters above sea level, and begins fermentation on a pied de cuve of the same grapes. Three days later, when the fermentation...
18
Nov
2016
Siriki, the bright star of a simple philosophy lesson
During these last days we have been writing a lot about what it actually means for us drinking wines made from Virzì grapes, even after many years, and this is because we strongly believe that every...
13
Nov
2016
''Natural'' wine is not necessarily ''good'' wine
Nowadays very often saying "natural wine" is considered synonymous of quality. It happens instead to taste wines that belong to this category, but when you pour it in the glass you immediately understand...