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"Coltivar el mar e lassar star la tera” is an old Venetian proverb that translates to “farm the sea and forget about the land.” And that's exactly what Venice has done for much of its 1,600-year history, leading to the demise of Venetian winemaking customs. This however, is changing - in recent years, a handful of passionate Venetian winemakers have been working to better understand its lost viticultural heritage, reviving vines once thought to be extinct and preserving the distinct terroir of the lagoon-based wines. Read more about the revitalization of Venice's viticulture https://bit.ly/3zfkA7w
If wine is simply fermented fruit juice, why is wine almost always made with grapes? "You can buy cherry wine and blueberry wine but the market for them is tiny. They’re seen as a novelty and not taken seriously within the industry." Why and how so? Check out this new Gastro Obscura piece and find out more about the world of non-grape wines https://bit.ly/39nxFBH
"Northern California isn't the only place where you can sample fine local reds, whites, rosés and more." Check out this recent HuffPost article that highlights other lesser known and more budget friendly wine destinations in the US https://www.huffpost.com/entry/wine-destinations-that-arent-napa-sonoma_l_621d09d3e4b03d0c803cefaa