Francesco Spadafora's blog

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...
29
Sep
2017
Equations
At this point, as we understand, we are almost at the end of this harvest, where for ‘harvest’ we mean not only grape picking, but the end of the first part of the productive process. With...
12
Sep
2017
Once upon a time, chronicles of a harvest without mid-seasons
A few days after my 24th harvest… Once upon a time nature used to follow the timing of the seasons. There were mid-seasons, winter was rainy and cold, and one needed to wait for spring, when the...