If you would have told me, ten years ago, that in 2020, I would have tasted (and enjoyed) a glass of sparkling wine made in England, I would have laughed hard: too cold, too rainy, no-one would ever be so foolish to grow grapes there…But here we are, in 2020, drinking champenoise method’s wines from West Sussex, Great Britain. So, what is happening to the viticulture with this so discussed climate change? And what can happen in the next decade? … More How will the next decade wine geography look like?
It’s no surprise that in the last decade Oregon has become the benchmark for New World’s Pinot Noirs. I tasted several very very good wines, nothing less than the French over famous (and sometimes over priced) Burgundy’s. Is Willamette Valley going to be the future of high end world class Pinots? … More Willamette Valley: the international epicenter of New World’s Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara county’s unique climatic and geological conditions make it the ideal place to grow cooler climate grape varieties with a Californian twist… … More Santa Barbara wine county: the fervent “cool” side of Californian viticulture
From a career as a scientist at N.A.S.A. to producing terroir driven Pinot Noirs in Oregon, read the fascinating story of Don Hagge, Vidon’s winery … More From N.A.S.A. to Oregon’s vineyards: meet Don Hagge, the scientist of Vidon’s wine making
Littorai wines are among the purest, most age worthy expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay I have tasted in California. They have earned Lemon a reputation not as a Burgundian interpreter of California, but as a true American master. … More Littorai winery: where terroir is a religion and biodynamic a life philosophy
Alto Adige is one of the most diverse wine region of Italy: discover Schiava and Pinot Bianco native grapes and terroir driven wines… … More A peek into Alto Adige grape diversity and its terroir-driven Schiava and Pinot Bianco wines