Archive for the ‘Thoughts’ Category

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…)

Pied de cuve experimenting

Saturday, September 7th, 2013
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Preparing the pied-de-cuves/1

Every harvest I feel we have some sort of lottery game going on with our pied-de-cuves. (more…)

Preparing the cellar for the harvest

Friday, September 14th, 2012
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Giovanni and Ciccio repainting the vinifying section

As I like things to be ordered and clean, the month of September means preparing the cellar for the harvest. (more…)