Organic pizza to pair with biodynamic wine

Above: Le Basi is a company that produces 100% certified organic “zero kilometer” prepared pizza and focaccia doughs. Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 20), from 4-8 p.m., Pievalta will be pouring its Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi at the organic food store Bìos in the town of Monsano (province of Ancona). The Bìos store (no website) is […]

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Véraison nearly complete in Franciacorta

Above: Pinot Nero grapes in Barone Pizzini’s Polzina vineyard. Photo taken today, August 7, 2013. See the wider shot of the vineyard, also taken today, below. From the Franciacorta Consortium bulletin this week: “Véraison is still not complete. Ripening is still just beginning and the sugar levels are still low while the acidity is high. […]

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Pinot Noir harvest has begun in Franciacorta

Barone Pizzini manager Silvano Brescianini (vice president of the Franciacorta consortium) sent these photos today. The panorama shot is a great example of Franciacorta’s unique topography: note the morainic hills (glacial debris) that violently shoot up from the landscape. And note also the cloud cover, created in part by the maritime influence of Lake Iseo: […]

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