Archive for the ‘Impressions & Experiences’ Category

Our Lada Niva unfortunately left us

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Lada morta

Our Lada Niva Diesel left us unfortunately, after nearly 10 years of good work. I am a bit sad as I always become emotionally attached to my equipment. Spare parts have become virtually impossible to find and the engine has done it’s job and retired!

Thanks for your help all these years!

Video interviews by Ask a Winemaker

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

What is Nerello Mascalese?
http://youtu.be/nbrufXy8mAM

What grapes grow on Mt.Etna?
http://youtu.be/H1jVUb95PiA

The vineyards of Mt.Etna
http://youtu.be/usOrUDaW3AU

Frank Cornelissen on natural wine part 1
http://youtu.be/b-WBkUQGOeY

Frank Cornelissen on natural wine part 2
http://youtu.be/ZnpRZAm0USQ

Frank Cornelissen on clarifying natural for the consumer
http://youtu.be/W0AgBWmYpGA

Why make wine in an amphora?
http://youtu.be/vQjHyhiQCC0

Is sulfur needed in winemaking?
http://youtu.be/OW4QUQjIvh4

What is volatile acidity in wine?
http://youtu.be/RU4KiS7ukgo

An interesting questionaire from Winart magazine in Japan

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Last year, the magazine for fine wine in Japan, Winart, has asked me to reply to a questionnaire regarding natural wine and my views to this topic. I am very grateful to Winart for this questionnaire as it shows clearly my views, motives and philosophy on producing wine. (more…)

Visit from Olivier Horiot with family and friends

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Olivier Horiot

Olivier Horiot visited us with family and friends, a very pleasant encounter I have much appreciated. (more…)