Clos des Amis winemaker Bruce Freeman shows a label during a February VeroTalk.
“The goal of life is rapture. Art is the way we experience it.” Joseph Campbell, in A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
For Bruce Freeman and Gretel Compton of Clos des Amis, art is life, an avocation and a vocation. Both have worked as professional artists and teachers of art throughout their long careers, Continue reading →
“The seasons, changes of the land, and language of nature all speak to us. We have to listen; they are a vision of balance between our surroundings and ourselves. The earth is our mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us…” Kitá
In the Santa Ynez Chumash native language of Samala, “Kitá” means “Our Valley Oak.” The large gracious trees dot the Sant Ynez Valley, their extensive canopies providing shade and shelter with their acorns an important source of food for fauna and folk alike.
Sue Hill opens a bottle of Kitá Sparkling Roussanne under the oaks near Nojoqui Falls; Nojoqui is a Chumash word meaning “honeymoon place” or “meadow.”
As a testimony to the importance of the valley oak to the tribe and the ecosystem, Continue reading →
Which country in the world produces the most wine?
With 45.6 million hectoliters, Italy leads the world in wine production. France produced five million less hectoliters, coming in second, Spain made 33.5, and the US produced just over 24 million, according to Statista.
3 types of Franciacorta sparkling wine from Italy
Which country in the world produces the most SPARKLING wine?