Christian CALLEC

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IS THERE A PARADISE ON EARTH?

Well, this seems to get pretty close to it! Have a look… (and don’t forget to put your sunglasses on!) Click on the logo

“REVOLUTIONARY BOTTLE” … FROM SPAIN?

Just received as always a nice newsletter from the ICEX… In the latest Boletin de Vinos de España, big news about a “revolutionary bottle”, created by no one less than the world-famous Bask 3* chef  MARTÍN BERASATEGUI. A total new system, the ‘Berasategui system’ to avoid wine sediments to be poured into your glass. This […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (9) … TERRE DE LA CUSTODIA

The last day and hours of our short Umbrian trip were spent at TERRE DE LA CUSTODIA close to Gualdo Cattaneo. TERRE DE LA CUSTODIA is part of a big agricultural project of the very well-known Umbrian family FARCHIONI (olive oil, cereals, wine). For a panoramic animated view of the winery, see the WEBSITE. We […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (8) … SCACCIADIAVOLI

The last two visits of this short Umbrian discovery press-trip were also quite impressive. The first one, Azienda Agraria SCACCIADIAVOLI di Pambuffetti was like an ecomuseum of the farmer’s life in the past century. A very singular experience in a surrounding that just could have been used as a set for Bertolucci’s fabulous film (Mil)NOVECENTO. […]

UMBRIA – TOSCANA (7) … COLSANTO

The FATTORIA COLSANTO is situated near to the picturesque medieval city of Bevagna, not so far from the other winery we visited the same morning, Adanti – Arquata. At the first glance when we arrived, it was clear that this was not a typical ‘Umbrian’ project, but the work of someone with a wide look […]