During March, around the world people celebrate the accomplishments of women and recognize the challenges that women face, with March 8 set aside as International Women’s Day. Which also means that in March, here on Wine Predator, we focus as we can on women influencers — whether they are winemakers, owners, or otherwise important women in wine.
“Our wine’s, alive from earth to heaven.” Anne Graindorge
This coming weekend, I’m going to settle in with a good book from 2008: Tilar J. Mazzeo’s best-selling The Widow Cliquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It. In it, Mazzeo shares the story of a woman who lived during Napolean’s time, and how the widow Cliquot sheds her weeds to build an empire and a legacy. Sounds exciting doesn’t it!
La Maliosa orange wines using indigenous grapes, native yeasts, biodynamics paired with fresh Santa Barbara mussels and shrimp on squid ink pasta
When is a wine certified organic and biodynamic but not?
When it meets certification in its country of origin and other places in the world but not in the US where I live!
As the host of this month’s Italian Food Wine Travel Group’s virtual excursion into biodynamic wine of Italy, I figured I’d be able to acquire the wines no problem. Read the invite here and the preview post here.
I started a while ago, checking the samples I had around, but none had that tell-tale Demeter logo: Continue reading
is this Brunello featuring a Dalek in disguise on the label?
Ring ring! Ring ring! Ring ring!
Your phone is ringing!
Pick it up!
Pick up your phone!
If you do not pick up your phone
you will be exterminated!
If you’re a Doctor Who fan, you will instantly recognize this as a Dalek-voiced and scripted ring tone. Continue reading