So far, what an unforgettable year 2020 has been. It’s now mid September and here in Friuli the Indian summer has no intention of heading south. At least not yet.
Trumpets at the ready…it’s almost that time of year again for the annual pilgrimage to the Pavilions of VeronaFiere. Yes, Vinitaly, the biggest Italian Wine Fair in the Universe, is a monstrous machine of viticultural & oenological dreams. And then some.
No matter which hemisphere of the wine world you might find yourself in, this is perhaps the single most inflammatory topic. Perplexingly complex, wood has sparked many fierce ‘them and us’ debates between traditionalists and innovators that still wrangle on to this very day. BUT WHY ?
Charismatic Randall Grahm, of Bonny Doon Vineyard, is stirring the lees again, this time in the field of Grape Breeding. His new crowd funded project ‘Popelouchum’ promises to be as ground breaking as they come.