|representatives (in no particular order), from the vineyards below|
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Vino al Vino
Each year for the past 19 years the 20 or so wine producers from the area around Panzano in Chianti gather in the main square of the town to introduce their labels to the public. For the modest sum of 15 euros the taster acquires a glass (plus a glass-holder to hang about the neck and a handy booklet for taking notes) and is free to taste any of the local wines on display.
Candialle, Casaloste, Castello dei Rampolla, Cennatoio, Fattoria La Quercia, Fattoria Rignana, Fontodi, Il Molino di Grace, Il Palagio, La Massa, Le Fonti, Le Cinciole, Montebernardi, Panzanello, Renzo Marinai, Tenuta degli Dei, Vecchie Terre di Montefili, Vignole, Villa Cafaggio
I wrote on the Wine Festival here but this current post intends simply to summarise what is on offer and describe the characteristics of this particular wine-producing area.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Facts and Fables of the Hawthorn
|the hawthorn in September|
|the berries or 'haws' are really pomes which contain stones like those in plums|
I was admiring the scarlet berries of the hawthorn today and it occurred to me that I have not done this tree/shrub justice in my recent post on trees at Le Ripe. This is a tree with a story, or rather many stories.