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Amativo #CanteleContest (photo competition)

The idea for this new social media contest (the first in a series of #CanteleContest projects) came to us when we realized that if we wanted to shoot all eleven vintages of our Amativo, we wouldn’t be able to do so. A “social contest” based on digital photography seemed the most direct way to react […]

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Cantele Winery Victim of Robbery

Dear Friends, I’m writing you to let you know that on August 2, 2012, our winery was the victim of a robbery. An enormous quantity of bottled wine was stolen by a large and very well organized group of thieves (numbering at least 12-15 persons). A detailed list of the stolen wines follows: 2,052 bottles […]

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Véraison! My berries are changing color!

July 14, 2012 We made it! We’re in the middle of véraison, the moment in the vegetative cycle when my berries begin to change color. It’s always impressive to watch the process as my fruit begins to take on its classic colors. The next phenological phase, for those of us who belong to the Negroamaro […]

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Diary of a vine: the weather’s getting hotter and it’s not easy for me

June 30, 2012 This morning at dawn, the cicadas were chirping incessantly. I know that this is their mating period but it can be trying to have to listen to them all day long. The weather is warm, so much so that it’s hard to breath even though there’s a scirocco. It’s going to be […]

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Diary of a vine: weather’s good but I could use some rain

June 23, 2012 We are experiencing a truly nice season: the sky is clear, the temperatures are warm but tolerable thanks to a light wind that’s nearly always blowing from the north. It’s been like this for more than thirty days. Today I was listening to Cataldo and Carmine who were talking about possibly working […]

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