Category Archives: Wine Making and Viticulture

What’s No 6 Europe’s Most Secret Location?

Rain, rain, relentless rain as Simone drives me up the Brindisi/Bari coast road hampered by a flapping windscreen wiper as we brave it through dense spray curtains thrown up by the 6-wheelers heading north with fresh produce from Salento.  Soon … Continue reading

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The Vineyard Chosen by Bacchus

By Michelle Smith – a writer who here shares her passion for her adopted land and all it offers up – Frascati, once known as Tusculum, a place even older than Ancient Rome.  The second in the series where we … Continue reading

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Local = KmØ

Who can read KMØ? I make it easier – Km-Zero. ‘Local’ has been a term to confuse as much as please – much other clichés like ‘authentic’, ‘fresh’, ‘natural’, ‘home made’ that fall like snake oil from the copywriter’s pen … Continue reading

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