Valentin Blattner

Valentin Blattner (b.1958) is a Swiss grape geneticist, grape breeder and winemaker in the Jura region of France. Blattner has conducted key research finding disease-resistant grapes (PIWIs) in viniculture since the 1980s, and is best known for developing Cabernet...

Domodossola

Domodossola is a city and comune in the Province of Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, in the Piemonte (Piedmont) region of northern Italy. It was also known as Oscela, Oscella, Oscella dei Leponzi, Ossolo, Ossola Lepontiorum, and Domo...

BluAgri

BluAgri is a company based in Conegliano in Treviso province in Italy. It markets a product which it claims benefits the foliar apparatus. In its words it gives balanced crown growth, giving enhanced photosynthesis and substances in the bunches, enhanced reserves in...

Terroir-mapping

Terroir-mapping | To map single cru vineyards requires core sampling and other specific analyses to determine the pedology and the true stratification of any specific lot of...

Terpenes

Terpenes | In his book, Italy’s Native Wine Grape Terroirs, Dr Ian D’Agata defines terpenes as hydrocarbon molecules made up of carbon and hydrogen atoms. The concentration and type of terpenes found in grapes influences how aromatic or not the wine will be, he says....

Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur, 19th-century French chemist, after whom the term pasteurization derives. Pasteur once said ‘there is more philosophy in a bottle of wine than in all the books in the...