Tenute Mater Domini

It was a cold, rainy day when we arrived at Tenute Mater Domini (Mother of God Farm) in the Salice Salentino region of Puglia. For kilometers, the scent of smoky olive wood filled the air as workers burned the recently cut-down branches. The wet weather seemed incongruous with the frequent view of cacti framing estate… Continue reading Tenute Mater Domini

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Cefalicchio – Why a Winery in Puglia Went Biodynamic

Last week we profiled Cefalicchio, a biodynamic winery in Puglia. We also had a chance to speak with Fabrizio Rossi, who guided the winery towards organic and biodynamic production over 20 years ago. You were the first in your area to practice organic and biodynamic winemaking. What led to that decision? I came back home… Continue reading Cefalicchio – Why a Winery in Puglia Went Biodynamic

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Domaine Saint Jacques D’Albas

There is something inspiring and satisfying about meeting people who are living their dreams. While most of us defer our ambitions, Graham Nutter went to the Minervois region of Languedoc in the south of France, and bought a vineyard. There he settled in to refurbish and reinvent Domaine St. Jacques D’Albas. Jean-Pierre Riou, of Gifted… Continue reading Domaine Saint Jacques D’Albas

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Chateau Pech Latt

Can a wine speak to you? Can it beckon you to visit? In the case of Chateau Pech Latt, located in the Languedoc region of southern France, the answer is yes. Several years ago we bought a sampler case of organic red wines, twelve different bottles from all over the world. One winter evening we… Continue reading Chateau Pech Latt

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