Wine & Video: Visiting Maury and Banyuls

Wine and videos series of short videos from around the world about wine delivered to you by Wine Lady; this time - visiting Maury and Banyuls

Last few days were fantastic! I went on a trip to the Midi to visit some of the most beautiful vineyards of Languedoc-Roussillon region. The weather was so good, that I was having lunch outside in a short sleeve! Unbelievable!   Maury I have re-visited Maury with its stunning landscapes and wonderful Grenache and Carignan vineyards. In two videos below you will see some of them, including one of the most beautiful vineyards in Maury with more […]

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Machine harvest 2016 – Saint Colombe, Bordeaux

Machine Harvest 2016 experience by Wine Lady

TODAY has started very early, as about 4 o’clock in the morning M. woke me up saying (shouting, to be exact) that he is dying. He couldn’t feel his foot; he couldn’t move it, he could barely walk! So since the very early morning I was up and ready to not-my-work, as during the harvest there are no weekends off, so M. works both Saturdays and Sundays. Being his ‘personal taxi driver’ meant I had to work […]

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One day in Bordeaux… the travel that changed my life

one day, my first day, in Bordeaux - the trip to France that changed my life forever - Wine Lady shares her story

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, there was a beautiful princess. She had a beautiful big house surrounded by beautiful landscapes. She didn’t have to work, she didn’t have to worry about anything, and she was never sad or angry. She was eating only natural food, always beautifully served. She could spend her days in the massive garden, lying down on the beautifully green grass, talking to animals and flowers and enjoying the […]

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Grape processing – from the vineyard to the tank

Wine Lady abotu grape processing, what happens with freshly picked grapes before they get to the tank? follow the journey from the vineyard to the tank.

Although there are still few months till the next harvest, it is a perfect time to write about grape processing and bring back some memories from my first Bordeaux grape-picking, which took place a few months ago. In general, after the grapes have been harvested, they need to be turned into wine. Grape processing is the first step of vinification when winemakers need to take care of after the harvest. In this process, the freshly picked grapes […]

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My year in the vineyard

Why Lady shares her experience from spendig a year in the vineyards, working with vines and learning about vineyard management in Bordeaux

Since I’ve started to work in the wine industry I’ve been not very happy with people telling me about how to make wine and grow vines, because I knew they had no experience in the vineyards and/or winery at all; some people think they can read hundreds of books and they feel like they know everything. But it doesn’t work that way. I’ve been reading books about wine for years, not only nice-to-read books but also those […]

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