24-hour red wine fountain opens in Italy

24-hour red wine fountain opens in Italy Visitors to a town in Italy’s Abruzzo region can drink red wine from a free fountain set up by a local winery… The Dora Sarchese winery said on its Facebook page that it had installed the free, 24-hour red wine fountain in the commune of Caldari di Ortona. Anybody…

Bordeaux 2016 reds: Dry skies mean waiting game

Bordeaux 2016 reds: Dry skies mean waiting game Bordeaux’s ‘driest summer since 1893’ means concerns about water stress but producers are feeling good compared to their cousins in Burgundy as the 2016 red harvest gets underway. The harvest for Bordeaux 2016 reds is now fully underway with Merlot grapes arriving in cellars across the region.…

Whole bunch winemaking shakes up Bordeaux

Whole bunch winemaking shakes up Bordeaux You might remember that not so long ago, Chateaux Angélus and Pape Clement were putting on demonstrations for groups of journalists of de-stemming grapes by hand. Lines of women in gleaming white gloves with violet-stained fingertips stood around tables in quiet corners of the vineyards, heads bent with frowns…