Recently we visited Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, after Lisbon, and one of the oldest European centres. It's located along the Douro river estuary in northern part of the country and it's best known for it's delicious wine of the same name that's been produced only in this region.
In my previous post about making wine we finished with the harvest, crushed the grapes and put everything in barrels. I'll write about two methods of fermentation: classic and cold fermentation.
It's an extremely hot Saturday! I went to have coffee this morning with my sister and a friend and I had a small brunch in a coffee shop...a bean vege burger. I expected more, but it was ok. And tonight another friend invited us to go out, to eat some pizza around 19h. So I …
This is the second post on wine making. It's about preparation, harvesting and what needs to be done on the day of the harvest.
September is the start of wine making process, I'll start with a series of posts about this topic. The first challenge is to pick the best time to harvest grapes.
One day last year my sister and I suddenly decided to spent a night on the boat. It was weekend, a sunny hot Saturday so we agreed to go after lunch. Two girls on a sailboat. After swimming and some driving around Rasa estuary we anchored in a small bay. We drank some wine, cooked …
There is nothing more typical of summer in Istria or Dalmatia than a piping hot plate of grilled anchovies served alongside a glass of white wine.
My sister and I decided to sleep on the sailing boat, only the two of us... Around midnight we realised the moon was full. It was magical! There's a video inside.
It was the day before my sister’s birthday and she didn’t want a regular cake. What could I bake for her? While turning the pages of our grandmother’s cookbook I looked out of the window and saw the cherry tree which my grandfather planted when I was born. It was full of fruits...
All my life I watch my father diving and catching fish. It looks so easy, he put on his diving suit, flippers and mask, takes the spear gun into his arms and jumps into the sea. After couple of hours he is back with crabs, shells, octopus and fish. Depends of the territory and our wishes, of course :).