Francesco Spadafora's blog

3
Jul
2014
Foglio 142,Contrada Virzi, Comune di Monreale, Sicilia
Wine produced exclusively with grapes from our estate. Sometimes it is good to remember, there is too much confusion around.
27
Jun
2014
Friendship and wine
Auro Buci and I, friends because of wine, Friends forever. So much time ago Auro and Donatella, his wife, met me at the cellar, after tasting one of the wines produced by me, their interest grew, they...
24
Jun
2014
Slim's Guinguette
I would like to talk to you about Slim, in Cesenatico, because it has a cute look, wise eyes and hands that work well. Slim has a small restaurant, he is 64 years old, I seem to remember, he lost his partner...
17
Jun
2014
The light
Authors and scientists have written about the light, about it's effects on human beings and nature, but sometimes I think that Virzì is part of another chapter. The shades of light, go further the...
9
Jun
2014
What a strange vintage!!!
What a strange year! Rainy winter as never been before and so we worked as much as we could on the plants and on the ground, we weren't late there, but with the first hot temperatures an explosion occured...
4
Jun
2014
This can also happen!!!
In a year like this one, it may happen that some clusters may be attacked by fungus due to the great humidity in the environment. What do you do? Well, yes, I feel sorry, of course, but I look forward,...
30
May
2014
Assovini with pride in Vulcano
Annual meeting of Assovini with international journalists and not in Vulcano. Every year is itinerant, I haven't taken part for years and these three days have been as I imagined they would be. A beautiful...
26
May
2014
Tasting for the Slow Wine guide
Francesco Abate, taster and coordinator of the guide published by Slow Food with name Slow Wine, tastes the wines in the cellar for the next guide publication. Up to this point everything seems normal,...
23
May
2014
There are those who stand still and wait, is there anyone who throws the anchor and who is ready to set sail!
Inaction and indecision often influences our daily and not only. Expect a commander decides to sail, to pull ashore and that helps us to make decisions. Expect someone notices us, or that we create attention,...
20
May
2014
Ah the light, such a good thing!
Light, what a beautiful thing. This picture was made in Vaasa in Finland at midnight. Think of a dark world, no shade, no color and how much different light exists.