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’ve seen one such tank you’ve seen them all. OK, a visit might be enlivened with a little tasting from one of the tanks but what I really want is to get out into the vineyard! After all one oft repeated mantra is that the “wine is made in the vineyard” and not in the winery… in which case show me the bloody vineyard!
Still, sometimes a stainless steel tank can make for a decent photo (such as these giant beasties headlining my report on visiting Raimat in Spain) or todays Sunday Snapshot, a black and white image of tanks at Villa Russiz, Fruili, Italy (visited as part of the post European Wine Bloggers Conference last October).