After two years of hard yet extremely fulfilling work on this blog – writing, photo editing and recently even video filming – SweervyWine is for the first time nominee for the UK BLOG AWARDS. How awesome is this?! 😀 Guess what, now it is time to VOTE!
“…if Ravel’s “Bolero” was a wine, it would probably be the 2007 Ornellaia”
From the day the London based wine merchant Armit Wines and the world famous Tenuta dell’Ornellaia had announced a competition earlier this year to win a trip to Tuscany to visit the Ornellaia estate, I was on a mission. The challenge was to take a creative photo of one’s enjoying Le Volte (the entry level wine of Ornellaia) and to share it on social media with the hashtag #LoveLeVolte.
It is an absolute delight to see what a mastermind and skillful pair of hands can do when given a place to start something from scratch! Angelo Gaja, an established and prominent winemaker from Piedmont, came to Bolgheri about 20 years ago having been thoroughly impressed by the quality of local Supertuscans. He purchased a piece of land where there used to be an olive orchard and built a perfect winery. Continue reading Ca’Marcanda Winery – The Bolgheri Masterpiece of Angelo Gaja→
“I feel the urge to make wines that breathe the sea in and out”Michele Satta
We arrived for our tour of the Michele Satta estate on a sunny late afternoon and were warmly greeted by the energetic and passionate Massimo. He shared interesting insights into the estate and Michele’s philosophy, took us through the tasting and was very patient to answer the hundreds of questions we had. Continue reading Visit to Michele Satta Winery in Bolgheri→