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There is some great evidence emerging for local Bronze Age #viticulture and winemaking on peninsular #Italy - long before the traditionally accepted “Phoenician and Greek introduction”. 🍇🍷

A #thread on recent evidence supporting local Italian expertise... 🧵 Map showing some of the Bronze Age sites in north Italy withBacchus with Vesuvius clad in trellised vineyards.
Early evidence for wild grapevine and grape consumption appears at Epigravettian and #Mesolithic Grotta del Romito (Calabria) and Torre Canne (Apulia).
Localised domestication may have occurred in Neolithic S Italy and pollen indicates possible early grapevine cultivation c. 2000 BCE in the Massaciuccoli Basin, Tuscany.
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In recognition of International Women's Day we would like to highlight some of the women in the wine trade that have inspired us over the years

#IWD2020 #IWD #InternationalWomensDay #InternationalWomensDay2020 #wine #womenofwine #finewine #winetrade #winebusiness #vin #vino Image
Corrinne Mentzelopoulos owns & runs the prestigious #Bordeaux Chateau #Margaux and is often cited as one of the leading female figures in the #wine trade. Mentzelopoulos received the distinction of Officer of the Legion of Honor in 2012.

#IWWD2020 #iwwd #InternationalWomensDay Image
Jancis Robinson is a #wine critic & journalist writing for the @FT, as well as her own website jancisrobinson.com. Her writing career started in 1975 & over the years has led to a string of awards and recognition as one of the most influential wine critics in the world. Image
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.@1NewsNZ recently aired a segment on our use of biochar and vermicast to reduce waste and enhance our soils. It's a great little piece with James Dicey, our Viticulturalist. #sustainable #viticulture #pinotcentral #mtdifficulty #nzwine mtdifficulty.nz/blogs/news/one…
Quote below from James Dicey
"Recently we have taken the next step by using the compost as a feed source for tiger worms to turn the already valuable compost into vermicast (or worm castings). #wormfarming #centralotago #nzwine
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