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Stainless Steel Tanks

Stainless Steel Tanks

It is one of my bug-bears; when visiting a winery for a tour they invariably love to show off their stainless steel tanks. Frankly once you’veRead More

Visiting Lungarotti Winery, Italy

Visiting Lungarotti Winery, Italy

This year, 2012, sees the Umbrian producer Lungarotti celebrate two anniversaries. It has been 50 years since the renovation of the winery and vineyards and 50Read More

Italian Vineyard

Italian Vineyard

While the wine we sampled at the Castello della Sala winery, a little way outside Orvieto, wasn’t up to much the view certianly was. By peeringRead More

The Office, Barberani

The Office, Barberani

For todays Sunday Wine Shot a glamours scene of the ‘office’ or at least the packing/dispatch area at the Barberani Winery in Umbria, Italy. A visitRead More

Wine Jug, Orvieto, Italy

Wine Jug, Orvieto, Italy

Orvieto is a tourist destination, not just because of its association with wine, but for the miles of caves that run under the gruund and theRead More

Wine Tasting In Italy

Wine Tasting In Italy

Hard to select just one image for this weeks Sunday Snapshot. The set of eight images covering people holding wine glasses, taken during the 2012 InternationalRead More

Winery Steps, Castello della Sala

Winery Steps, Castello della Sala

A day late with this Sunday Snapshot post; but I have an excuse – I have spent the last week in Italy. It seems an ageRead More

Raimat Vineyard

Raimat Vineyard

It’s a mammoth operation, industrial in scale, but the Raimat estate in Spain operates within strict environmental constraints and practises. Here, between the vines, are freelyRead More

Sunset Over Italian Vineyards

Sunset Over Italian Vineyards

The latest photograph in the Sunday Wine Shot series. This photo was taken looking towards the Adriatic as the sun set in glorious fashion to ourRead More

Vineyard Outbuilding, Skirk Winery, Italy

Vineyard Outbuilding, Skirk Winery, Italy

The latest photograph in the Sunday Wine Shot series. This is an image taken in the Skirk Winery, Fruili, Italy – a couple of small wheels,Read More

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