I am a wine tourist in Italy. I am in Franciacorta, the largest wine district in Italy making sparkling wine in the champagne method.
Happiness fills me during the local wine competition.
They are tiny and unprotected, every little flower on the vines. Correct weather is now of outmost importance for pollination to take place so there will be grapes and wine.
It will still be a while before our wine is reality this year. The vines are late bloomers. They do not dare to declare spring and the start of a new season yet.
I am excited and a bit nervous. At the same time, I look forward to what’s ahead of me. I am taking an exam in wine.