Defining vegan-friendly wine

Defining vegan-friendly wine

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Gourmet, The Winemaker's Journal, Winery | No Comments

Choosing a bottle of wine is great fun but not easy if you are following a vegan diet that not only excludes all nourishment that is animal-derived but even other food and drink because it has been processed making use of animal substances. The reason that not all wines are vegan-friendly has to do with…

The Labour of Green Pruning

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017 in The Winemaker's Journal, Winery | No Comments

A few weeks ago, I traded my office desk briefly for a shaded spot between Malta’s wonderfully green rows of blossoming vines and witnessed with great respect hard-working local grape growers green prune their vineyard. Although not always fully appreciated by lay persons, green pruning is a very important vineyard operation and an essential job…

Wine and Vitello Tonnato Revisited

If you were to take a culinary snapshot of Malta, apart from wine, tuna and capers would be some of the most likely local ingredients centred in the crosshairs of your viewfinder. Prepared together with fresh veal, they would make for a vanguard Maltese surf-and-turf dish local fishermen and farmers, chefs and sommeliers, and all…

Delicata’s Eco-Friendly Bottles

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal, Winery | No Comments

  These days, in a culture where nearly everything is disposable, the decision of whether or not to toss tradition into the garbage bin is an easy one for Malta’s foremost winery, Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker. The winery has been collecting its reusable wine bottles for generations and the l09-year-old, family-owned Maltese winery appeals more than…

Our Wine and Foreign Bottles

Our Wine and Foreign Bottles

Posted by on Jun 3, 2016 in The Winemaker's Journal, Winery | No Comments

To some of us it is second nature, to others it seems odd taking empty wine bottles back to the shop we get them from. Perhaps that is why at times lawmakers as well as private manufacturers care to incentivise people to be more conscientious about the way they dispose of used glass. In New…