I’ve discovered the research done by The Association Cellule Terroirs Viticole few months ago in the middle of my Wset studies. Honestly, I have never seen such a detailed study, which analyzes soil in different wine regions. If you take a look at the website Techniloire.com and select e-terroir, you will find a map of Loire Valley divided into its sub regions.You can easily select a plot of soil and the analysis will show you: the age of the soil, the composition, the depth, information about drainage, sensitivity to erosion and much more… The detailed information amazed me, especially in a wine region known with its diverse wine style. I shortly contacted Etienne Goulet, the director of the studies. (more…)
About one and a half years ago, I received an email from B-Corp community during my position at Suvla Winery in Istanbul. They invited me to join a brunch at Dem Café. Honestly, I had never heard about the community before but I loved the café’s breakfast, so I decided to attend.
‘I am enjoying every day! ‘ Wrote Lenz M. Moser yesterday. I could feel his excitement from 7500 kilometers.
As you might all know, Moser family is the pioneers of producing and promoting Grüner Veltliner in Austria. I am sure winemakers, viticulturists and wine students are especially familiar with Lenz Moser training system in viticulture. Well, Professor Dr. Lorenz Moser III has developed this high culture training in 1920’s. His son started the Lenz Moser Winery and his grandson Lenz M. Moser has worked there as a managing director for many years and created TXB International with his partners with a great fine wine portfolio. (more…)
Although winemaking has a long history in Switzerland, wine lovers barely know about Swiss Wine. What is the reason of this and why is Swiss Wine rarely available in international market?
First of all, Swiss people love consuming their own wines! According to latest reports, Swiss people consumed 2.6 million hectoliters in 2014 (35.1 liters per capita) and Swiss Wine constituted almost 40% of this number. These numbers show that Swiss people are proud of their own products and enjoy consuming them. However, this is not the only reason why export percentage of Swiss Wine is less than 2%. Here are some important points;
I was in a car, driving to San Miniato from Pisa Airport when I heard the word, WWOOFer, for the first time in my life. My new boss, Cosimo was on the phone; telling me that he was sorry because he was not going to be in the winery when I arrive. He was expecting a big English group on the following day. He kindly asked me to make a tasting for them and told me that a woofer was going to help me.
I had just arrived in Italy 40 minutes ago. I had never tasted his wines in my life. I did not even know what a woofer was. But at that moment, I also had no idea that I was going to spend one of the best months of my life in this winery. (more…)