The holiday season is a perfect time for the apple sparkling. It’s light, refreshing, pairs well with food and inexpensive. I’ve recently tried Comsi Comsa apple crisp by Sauvage and absolutely loved it.
When learning about wine I try to focus on one country at a time. I’ve been recently obsessed with Portuguese wine, so it is no surprise Portugal became number one destination on my bucket list.
Before going there I knew very little about Portuguese wine, but this is the whole idea of travel for me – to learn wine by strolling through the vineyards, meeting winemakers, tasting wine, pairing it with local food and further exploring wine culture and tradition.
Arroz De Pato is a traditional Portuguese dish that combines duck confit with seasoned rice and chouriço sausage. I love cooking and wherever I go I’d always ask my local friends to cook with me. It can be a dish they remember from their childhood, a family recipe or just something easy to make, with few ingredients but with the local touch. This time in Porto I asked my dear friend Carolina to cook with me something her family would eat normally at home, perhaps with a group of friends. Arroz de Pato was her first choice.
I often think about how wine is a form of art. This summer I encountered a very interesting person, who is not only a winemaker but an architect and lover of all things art. He believes that ‘wine is an art form, and that it goes hand in hand with painting, music, poetry, architecture… where we search to find the perfect balance.’ Jose Joaquim Da Silva Perdigão is the man behind the wine of Quinta do Perdigão.
This is the second part of the conversation with Moritz Rogosky of Podere il Carnasciale where we talk about different wine markets and their consumers, distribution and wine pricing, as well as new projects and plans for the winery.
Read the previous post to learn about the unique story of Podere il Carnasciale and it’s phenomenal wine il Caberlot.
With the explosion of wineries and wine brands around the world, the market has become extremely competitive. It is not an easy task to make your wine brand to stand out from the crowd. I met Moritz Rogosky of Podere il Carnasciale, a small family-owned winery in Tuscany, to learn about the unique wines of Il Carnasciale, and the winery’s story of success.