Are PIWI grapes a Genetic Modified Organism (GMO)?

A few days ago after posting a few posts about PIWI grapes, a discussion began on LinkedIn whether or not PIWI grapes are considered a genetic modified organism or simply GMO. The controversy is important and pertinent because in some countries like Italy it is forbidden the cultivation of GMOs. I soon went to studyContinue reading “Are PIWI grapes a Genetic Modified Organism (GMO)?”

The importance of being aware of climate change if you make wine

With few blunt exceptions, global warming and climate change are a reality. To understand the importance and impact of these changes on wine it is necessary to understand the concept of terroir. Terroir can be defined as the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography,Continue reading “The importance of being aware of climate change if you make wine”