Gianfranco Soldera talks about current affairs in the wine world and the activities of Case Basse in the magazines \"Il Chianti e le terre del vino\" and \"Oinos\".
Italy, September, 2007
The quality of wine. Chapter X
Thoughts on the 2007 harvest.
Italy, July-August, 2007
The quality of wine. Chapter IX
Fermentation induced by yeast starters: the loss of typicity and uniqueness in a wine, the globalisation of taste.
Italy, May-June, 2007
The quality of wine. Chapter VIII
What are the elements that make a wine great? Reflections on chemical analysis, terroir and microflora.
Italy, April, 2007
The quality of wine. Chapter VII
Continuing with the theme of fermentation, a fundamental stage of the wine-producing process, to underline the need for quality as the only winning commercial answer to the challenges of the market.
Italy, January-February, 2007
The quality of wine. Chapter VI
Gianfranco Soldera reflects on some worrying statistics about the wine market and underlines how important university research is (also commercially) in tackling them. The article relates Professor Vincenzini’s illuminating testimony on wine yeasts.
Italy, November-December, 2006
The quality of wine. Chapter V
Photosynthesis is an essential process for grape quality and optimum maturation, and therefore for the harvest, too: this theme is tackled in this chapter, which ends by approaching the fundamental event of natural vinification, which will be the subject of chapter VI.
Italy, September-October, 2006
The quality of wine. Chapter IV
Gianfranco Soldera continues on the subject of vine growing, underlining the importance of the mind, eyes and hands of the attentive and expert vine grower that cannot be replaced by machines.
Italy – July-Aug 2006
The journey towards the quality of wine continues… Chapter III
In this third article on the quality of wine, Soldera dwells on the theme of planting a vineyard and the relative periodical work.
Italy, May-June, 2006
The way to the quality of wine continues… Chapter II
In this second article Gianfranco Soldera goes into further detail about what the quality of wine means, focussing on the land and vineyard.
Italy – March-April 2006
The quality of wine. Chapter I
In the “Controcorrente” column, Gianfranco Soldera writes about what the quality of wine is.