World Masters of Grape Vine Pruning

World Masters of Grape Vine Pruning

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Close to the ancient village of Suvereto, on the hills of the Val di Cornia in west Tuscany in vineyards planted to Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties, delegates of Delicata’s viticultural team met up with the world masters of grape vine pruning. Winemaker and head of viticulture, Matthew Delicata accompanied the winery’s viticulturist Jonathan…

Nothing but the Whole Wine

Nothing but the Whole Wine

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

So many people have been made to believe by the virtues of noses and egos of famous wine critics and other characters in the wine trade that the only way to appreciate wine is through a reductionist search for certain distinct characteristics. If you’re a wine enthusiast who’s attended the odd wine tasting session, you…

Wine and the Ravages of Time

Wine and the Ravages of Time

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

A thirsty, corkscrew-slinging friend once justified his quick pull of the cork by the witty remark that “wine is merely a crossroad on the thoroughfare from grape juice to vinegar”, to which there is some truth. Wine may very well be a living thing but the popular belief that all wine can be or should…

Hat-Trick of Delicata Winery Loyalty Awards

Hat-Trick of Delicata Winery Loyalty Awards

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

Delicata Winery Loyalty Awards were presented last week to three business customers who between them have been selling Delicata wines for an impressive 55 years. A prestigious Platinum distinction award was presented to the owners of the all-new Greens Supermarket who have been successfully purveying Delicata wines for over 25 years. The shop with its…

The Magic Flute for Fizz

The Magic Flute for Fizz

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal | No Comments

What glass shape is best to enjoy celebratory bubbly from this festive season, or on any other day of the year for that matter? Whilst the wide and shallow coupe has been written off ages ago because it allows effervescence and aromas to dissipate quickly in favour of the slender and tall flute, a few…