Grape Collective talks with Oscar Arrivabene about the history of the Domenico Clerico estate and the impact of the Barolo Boys with regard to traditional versus modern styles of Barolo.
Fratelli Ponte started when Carlo Ponte built a small wine cellar after World War II to make wine from his Barbera vines at Bricco Ronchesio in the San Damiano d’Asti area of Piedmont. Today his three grandsons Massimo, Ivan and Renato run the family business. Grape Collective talks with Massimo Ponte about what it means to make an authentic wine representative of the region.
- 'So back home in Des Moines, he started looking for wineries. “I’m sitting there in the middle of Iowa. How do you find a winery in Italy? " Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher on convenience store magnate Kyle Krause's Italian wine odyssey
- March 25, 2020"We are carefully planning our activities and strategy for the upcoming months to make sure we make the right choices for when the pandemic ends." -Matteo Ascheri
- "In the year 2007, I fell in love with Masanobu Fukuoka and I decided to add to the agriculture of not doing. The agriculture of not doing is not working. It is just the not impacting with nature, allowing nature to do its own job."
- We study women winemakers in major wine regions and what facilitates their success in the male-dominated field of winemaking. Reporting on prominent international wine regions where women are receiving increased recognition as winemakers is of particular interest.
- "Renato always told me that if the girls were raised with us then they could see the grapes from when they were flowers. Of course the girls wanted to taste the grapes and we could not say that they are poison and you can't eat them." Milva Fenocchio