“Enoteca”, bistrot, wine shop and concept store, the San Pietro Cafè associates gastronomy, fashion and lifestyle. An arty place, to have a lovely evening in Milan. We got a lot of chance this time to be welcomed by Andrea, the passionate sommelier of the place, who spent time with us, a very nice host indeed.
It was a shelter for the winegrower in the past time. The caburote, little house in the middle of the vineyards has no use nowadays. Some of them fall into ruin. It’s really to bad as they are the witness of a no so distant past. They deserve to be restored as an genuine element of the landscape in cognac vineyards.
Nature remains the boss and knows how come back as a reminder of anyone who would forget it. Obviously, the winegrowers don’t belong to this category. They daily work with it and have the memory of at least one painful event. Hail storms last year, unexpected frost on may this year, belong to theses bad memories. In fact, how protect vines and then harvest from climate disasters ? Is it only possible ? What winegrowers feel face to theses moments ? Living in Cognac has met Nicolas, winegrower and deeply involved in Professional Organization on climate subject.
At first glance, visitors are often surprised by the black walls and roofs in cognac landscape. Far from being a sign of dirt or neglect, this colour means wealth : cognac sleeps inside. Nearby vineyards, and well protected, some green oaks, hazelnuts or linden trees, grow in the utmost secrecy. On winter time, men and dogs roam theses places to harvest a precious black mushroom : the truffle. Both sides, it’s telling time, patience and skill. Continue reading Black colour means wealthy in cognac
Last business week before the holidays, and we enjoy a lot the long summer evenings, dinning outside with friends and talking of this and that… It seems that we live 2 days in one…
In the vineyards, the winegrowers work in the morning time, when the temperature is not too hot. Frederic explains us the trimming and weeding operations. What better than small videos to understand…
Really, an amazing place. Blue of sky has always inspirated painters and photographs : never the same, from dawn to sunset, and so bright. Many shades of green are present everywhere, from that of the vineyards to that of the woods. In fall season, when a morning mist appear, the landscape becomes magic. And what about the sunset on the walls of the houses, build with the white limestome of Charente. The amber color of the cognac after his ageing period answers to the fall colors of nature. Live here allows to see, day after day, an unbelievable symphony of colours. Continue reading The chance to live in cognac region