Francesco Spadafora's blog

6
Dec
2018
HOPE
HOPE We are getting close to the holidays and we metabolized the harvest that was at least complicated, and we already start cultivating the hope that will accompany us throughout the year, waiting for...
28
Nov
2018
The Farmer
The farmer Cultivating the land, living the land, it's in our DNA, in our heritage, battles, successes, hopes and in some letdowns as well. The typical winemaker looks at the sky, lives its day waiting...
16
Nov
2018
MUSIC AND WINE
Music and wine. Is wine music? I don't know, I am not one of those people that swirl the glass looking for hidden shades, maybe because I think about the cold pruning, the thrill of blossoming buds, maybe...
31
Oct
2018
MAYBE IT'S JUST TOO LATE
Maybe it's just too late. Who knows if it's too late. Who knows if we might change something otherwise it's too late. Who knows if we will understand that we need to change something. Who knows if we will...
22
Oct
2018
Mamma mia!
Mamma mia! Mom, they told me I make natural wines, I don't get the tone of it, if it's a good thing or not. Mom, isn't making wine a natural process? My son, pay attention when you answer because you can...
15
Oct
2018
Each wine its cork
One of the important choices for a producer is the CORK. Being in the business for 25 years provided us some experience in this field. As we know, wine is alive and keeps evolving in the bottle, so we...
1
Oct
2018
Spadafora and its natural wines
Please. Please do not exchange the smell of the soil in its various nuances and in its various moments of the year, do not exchange the characteristics of the grape in its various notes with a badly vinified...
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...