Au secours! Wine in stormy weather

Au secours! Wine in stormy weather

Have you watched the recent Tour de France stage where hailstones as big as golf balls came down on Dutch stage winner Tom Dumoulin? He did not seem to be bothered much, but these heavy lumps can really transform a car into a dented can. A vine-grower expecting a...
Do wines really improve with age?

Do wines really improve with age?

We store our wines in cellars for years – decades even. But do wines really improve with age? How long can you keep a wine before it starts losing quality? The answer to this question may surprise you. First of all, which wines are meant to age? We like to believe all...
Behind every bottle, there is a winemaker

Behind every bottle, there is a winemaker

Vineyards often have a story, but the story of Casal Santa Maria is a special one. This vinyard exists because an ill man of 95, from the Baltic Livonia, wanted to experience a new adventure. Now he is 105 and is still walking around on this particular property. Baron...