Francesco Spadafora's blog

22
Feb
2019
PIETRO GIUSEPPE MARIA
Pietro Giuseppe Maria, when he was once young decided to disguise himself as a goat, when everybody else was thinking to know. He wanted not to attract too much attention, while contesting that world he...
4
Feb
2019
Let’s bust the myth of wine super-connoisseurs
What does NON-INDIGENOUS GRAPE mean? A wine grape considered AUTOCTONOUS in a certain terroir and then transferred in another land is considered NON-INDIGENOUS. We define non-indidigenous SOMETHING WICH...
24
Jan
2019
HEARD, READ AND READ AGAIN
HEARD, READ AND READ AGAIN Be wary of perfection, especially when it comes about farming since beauty is decided by nature and not by chemicals. Tomatoes that you can show at the Louvre in winter, red...
16
Jan
2019
Pruning as rebirth
Pruning is one of the best moments of the year for a wine producer since it means two things: providing a longer lie to the plant hence benefit from it nine months after. Pruning is not just a random cut,...
11
Dec
2018
Woman and man with the glass in their hand
Woman and man with the glass in their hand There is a different way of drinking between woman and man - “I really think so’’. The man drinks on impulse while the woman smelles the wine...
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...