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27 novembre, 2018
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End of harvest 2018

Greetings! The feast day of San Martino, on 11 November, was once considered by farmers the real beginning of the new year, since that day …

Premio Sole di Dario
4 ottobre, 2018
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Sole di Dario awarded among best … 5 Italian wines

To our great surprise we got 5 bottiglie as the greatest recognition according to Guida de L’Espresso curators. Our Sole di Dario 2012 raisin white wine is …

Vendemmia 2018
12 settembre, 2018
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The harvest 2018 has started!

The season is favorable to a plentiful production, the grape is wonderful! We are particularly proud because for the first time Lorenzo, our 17-years-old son, …

fotovigneto2
21 maggio, 2018
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Spring 2018 in the vineyard

…and here it is already May… The vineyards this spring went through budbreak right on schedule, or nearly, but the weather in April, which was …

16 maggio, 2018
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Spring 2018 in the vineyard

…and here it is already May… The vineyards this spring went through budbreak right on schedule, or nearly, but the weather in April, which was …

Degustazione Norimberga 2018
23 aprile, 2018
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Cantrina at Weinhalle

As in the previous year, on 20th and 21st April we attended the taste organized by K&U in Nuremburg. It has been a great occasion to spend …

9 aprile, 2018
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See you at Vinitaly!

After four years of our attendance at Prowein, this year we decided to come back toVinitaly fair.  We will share the booth with our friends from FIVI (Pavilion …

14 marzo, 2018
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Prowein and Vinitaly

Spring is a season full of events and exhibitions. Being Cantrina a family business and wanting to keep a good work-life balance, we decided this year to …

Vinitaly 2018
2 febbraio, 2018
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Vinitaly 2018

Azienda Agricola Cantrina sarà presente a Vinitaly 2018, dal 15 al 18 Aprile.  

Rosanoire 2017
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Rosanoire 2017 Bio

Rosanoire 2017 vintage organic certified has finally bottled! Rosè wine is a tradition in Valtènesi, we produce it according to our “exercice de style“ philosophy, …

8 gennaio, 2018
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Befana 2018

With best wishes for a happy start to the new year to you all, the Epiphany Befana has delivered some lovely gifts to Cantrina… One …

verticale-rine
17 novembre, 2017
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Vertical of Riné 2008-2015

I had the pleasure, on 10-11 November, of visiting Antony and Sofie, my importers in Brussels. We had decided to personally visit all their customers, …

fotodiegobn
16 novembre, 2017
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The wine-grower’s post-harvest wrap-up

Now that the fermentations are nearly finished, it’s time for our usual overview with respect to the 2017 harvest—or perhaps better, the 2017 vintage year. …

fotodiegobn
27 ottobre, 2017
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The wine-grower’s post-harvest wrap-up

Now that the fermentations are nearly finished, it’s time for our usual overview with respect to the 2017 harvest – or perhaps better, the 2017 …

Astino del Gusto
16 ottobre, 2017
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Azienda Agricola Cantrina ad Astino del Gusto

Venerdì 13 ottobre. Una serata di degustazione nella bellissima cornice del Monastero di Astino, monumento millenario immerso nel verde ai piedi di Bergamo. Bellissimi ed …

Astino del Gusto
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Azienda Agricola Cantrina ad Astino del Gusto

Venerdì 13 ottobre. Una serata di degustazione nella bellissima cornice del Monastero di Astino, monumento millenario immerso nel verde ai piedi di Bergamo.   Bellissimi …

Astino nel Gusto
9 ottobre, 2017
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Azienda Agricola Cantrina ad Astino del Gusto

Da venerdì 13 a domenica 15 ottobre si terrà Astino nel Gusto. Oltre 100 star del gusto in 3 giorni. Tappe gourmand e cooking show d’autore …

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7 agosto, 2017
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Summer 2017 – Waiting for the harvest

Well, we are almost there… After a very challenging season that spared us absolutely nothing, in terms of strange weather, we are just about to …

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SUMMER 2017: The harvest is just around the corner

Well, we are almost there… After a very challenging season that spared us absolutely nothing, in terms of strange weather, we are just about to …

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5 maggio, 2017
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Trip to the USA…

After two years of working closely with Sussex Wine Merchants, I finally flew to New York to personally meet their team. I found them very accommodating …

Vigneto in primavera
20 aprile, 2017
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Spring is pressing on “full speed ahead”

Spring is pressing on “full speed ahead”, and the vineyard is rushing right along with it… The vines budded out quite vigorously this year, and …

Vigneto Soreli Cantrina
8 febbraio, 2017
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Soreli

If any of you visited us recently, you will have noticed on entering that a good part of the small vineyard growing at the entrance …

5 gennaio, 2017
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Newsletter Befana 2017

Our warmest, warmest best wishes for a great New Year to you all!! At the launch of this new year and with our good Befana …

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28 novembre, 2016
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German taste

I’ve just returned from the annual K&U tasting days in Nuremberg; it is always a delight to be there as a wine producer. Martin, Chistopher, …

10 novembre, 2016
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2016 Harvest

The 2016 harvest is now over. So here we are, as usual, to see how things went this season, which, of course, went by in a flash… …

prova
31 agosto, 2016
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Seize the time

Men still at work for our new video, we cannot miss the vintage…

immaginevideoCantrina
16 agosto, 2016
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Men at work in Cantrina

Working on a new video with the help of a friend (thank you Ivan!). We will go on filming also during the vintage and here …

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4 maggio, 2016
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April: news from the Vineyards

Two “start of the season” news items In the vineyard at the growing season kick-off After an especially gorgeous, sunny winter, spring exploded on us …

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27 aprile, 2016
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Una visita inaspettata

A volte capitano strani casi per cui un piccolo gruppo di vitivinicoltori  messicani, in vacanza in Italia e quindi sul Lago di Garda, vengano a …

Foto viaggio in Sicilia
8 gennaio, 2016
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Trip to Sicily

I nourish a particular fondness for this magnificent island, thanks to some wonderful professional experiences there, as well as other trips, visits that brought me …

6 gennaio, 2016
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Befana 2016

As is by now our tradition, the Befana di Cantrina, our very own Good Witch, wants to extend her warm wishes to all our friends and customers for …

Groppello Mocasina
22 ottobre, 2015
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Groppello 2015

In exercising my profession, I’ve been “treading the vineyards” for a good thirty years now, more or less, and I never expected to find such …

Vendemmia 2015
12 ottobre, 2015
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Harvest over–a great vintage?

Our harvest is complete this year too, and we brought home the fruits of an entire year’s hard work in the vineyards. As always, this …

Imbottigliamento
15 luglio, 2015
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Una giornata di imbottigliamento a Cantrina

Giornata lunga, caldissima e impegnativa: abbiamo, infatti, messo in bottiglia e confezionato più di 17.000 bottiglie – un record per la nostra piccola azienda – …

fotoandamentocantrina1
14 maggio, 2015
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May 2015

Here we go again: cut the weeds, sucker, select and thin the buds, train the shoots on the wires… The season hasn’t even started yet …

Andreas
20 marzo, 2015
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ProWein 2015

Here I am back from Prowein, and this year simply confirms my opinion from the first year I participated, that it’s a thoroughly professional event, …

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25 febbraio, 2015
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Still in cork, but in the future… who knows?

Thank you very much for participating in our survey. All of your opinions were valuable to us, and we would like to report to you …

Bottiglie tappo vita
11 febbraio, 2015
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Cork or Screwcap? That is the question

I would like to solicit your opinion regarding use of screwcaps. As a consequence of the positive results with our Rosanoire 2013 and 2014, we …

6 gennaio, 2015
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Befana 2015

    Warm wishes to all from the Befana!!! As always, we like to wait until the beginning of the new year to send everyone …

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5 gennaio, 2015
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Classe 64 in degustazione

Domenica sera (28/12/14) ho partecipato alla degustazione dei Bordeaux, ormai diventata un classico appuntamento di fine anno che Angelo Peretti organizza per solo pochi fortunati …

Norimberga
27 novembre, 2014
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In Nuremburg with K&U Hausmesse 2014 – Wein radikal anders

Gorgeous, wonderful tasting organised by K&U, by Martin Kossler, Dunja Ulbricht and their team. They’re a modest-sized importer in Nuremburg, very special persons, all of …

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13 novembre, 2014
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Cows, horses, and nothing but green. Account of a tasting in a de-consacrated church.

And here I am back from Belgium. The only Italian producer among a group of French, I participated for the second time in three days …

21 ottobre, 2014
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2014 harvest… totally difficult, but not impossible

The factors that characterised this growing season were huge amounts of rain, low average temperatures, little sun, and a summer that we saw only for …

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15 ottobre, 2014
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2014 harvest… totally difficult, but not impossible

We have finally finished this year’s troubled harvest, and after our series of tastings we feel that we can now give a very preliminary judgment …

1 settembre, 2014
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Groppello and Valtènesi got married

New Valtènesi DOC 1 September marks the official release of our first vintage of Valtènesi DOC, 2013. In point of fact, Cantrina’s Valtènesi is not a …

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29 agosto, 2014
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Die neue DOC Valtènesi und der Groppello

Wir sind praktisch am Ziel: Seit dem 1. September 2014 kommt mit dem 2013er unser erster Jahrgang Valtènesi DOC in den Verkauf. Mit dieser Appellation …

Territorio
27 agosto, 2014
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Das Anbaugebiet des Valtènesi ist der letzte Ausläufer des Mittelmeerraums ins Zentrum des nördlichen Europas. Es zeichnet sich durch ein einzigartiges, vom größten See Italiens …

EtichettaGroppelloevidenz
26 agosto, 2014
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Nuova DOC Valtènesi e il Groppello

Ci siamo quasi… dal primo settembre 2014 siamo ufficialmente in uscita con la nostra prima annata di Valtènesi Doc annata 2013. Con questa DOC si …

7 luglio, 2014
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Eco di Bergamo

  «Libero esercizio di stile», così Cristina Inganni e Diego Lavo sintetizzano il loro modo di interpretare il mestiere di vignaioli. Lo fanno a Cantrina, minuscola frazione in …

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Rischi del mestiere…

E’ arrivata, quest’anno è toccata a noi, purtroppo a Cantrina è giunta ciò che tutti i produttori ogni stagione temono, la grandine! Dopo anni che …

Vigna
22 maggio, 2014
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Profumi

La primavera è nel pieno della sua forza vitale e mi piace darvi un piccolo colpo d’occhio del vigneto in questa stagione. Come potete notare …

Vinitaly 2015
14 aprile, 2014
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Dopo Vinitaly

Dopo qualche anno di pausa sono tornata a Vinitaly, all’interno dello stand del Consorzio Valtènesi. Premetto che l’ho fatto senza un approccio commerciale, ne ho fatto …

Un brindisi con Andreas März
26 marzo, 2014
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Di ritorno dal Prowein

Sono appena tornata dal Prowein, una bella esperienza: i risultati commerciali li misurerò nel tempo, ma per contatti e qualità dei contatti è stato un successo. …

Andreas März
24 marzo, 2014
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ProWein: è passato il primo giorno

Tra la disperata ricerca di una connessione ad internet e la curiosità di una fiera completamente nuova per noi il primo giorno di ProWein è passato. Ho …

21 marzo, 2014
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A busy Spring in Cantrina

A busy Spring in Cantrina These sun-filled days are gorgeous, and nature is in full flower. We winegrowers are always keeping a wary eye on …

Articolo La Stampa
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Il giovedì del Nepomuceno

Nella fretta della partenza e nell’affastellarsi di scadenze e impegni, una sorpresa positiva fa proprio bene. Ieri La Stampa ha pubblicato un articolo di Paolo Massobrio dedicato a noi, …

Associazione Le Donne del Vino
17 marzo, 2014
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Associazione Le Donne del Vino: un anno da Delegata di Lombardia

Ho da pochi giorni concluso la mia esperienza come Delegata di Lombardia dell’Associazione Nazionale Le Donne del Vino e mi va di condividere con voi …

Il Vino e le Donne
3 marzo, 2014
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Degustazione Il Vino e le Donne

Vi informo del prossimo incontro con i vini di Cantrina presso il Ristorante Cappuccini Resort in Via Cappuccini, 54 a Cologne BS il giorno 07/03/14 …

Degustazione
24 febbraio, 2014
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I miracoli del vino!

La sera del 28 dicembre ho partecipato a una degustazione organizzata in  quel di San Zeno di Montagna  dall’amico Angelo Peretti, grande e appassionato conoscitore …

7 gennaio, 2014
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The Befana at Cantrina

By now it has become a tradition at Cantrina: Cristina and Diego take advantage of this traditional Italian Epiphany celebration to wish everyone a Happy …

2 dicembre, 2013
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Al mercato dei vignaioli si ha l’opportunità di conoscere anche il più piccolo e semi sconosciuto produttore di vino. Vi diremo di più… si hanno anche delle belle sorprese!!!

Sabato 30 novembre e domenica 1 dicembre si è svolta all’Expo di Piacenza la terza edizione del Mercato dei Vignaioli Indipendenti (FIVI). L’impressione è che il numero …

14 novembre, 2013
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DE | Mercato dei Vini dei Vignaioli Indipendenti

Anche quest’anno potrete trovarci presso Piacenza Expo al Mercato dei Vini dei Vignaioli Indipendenti dal 30/11/13 al 01/12/13.

11 ottobre, 2013
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Newsletter Vendemmia 2013

Vendemmia 2013 L’andamento climatico della primavera, fredda e particolarmente piovosa, ha fatto ritardare la fioritura delle vigne e di conseguenza anche l’epoca di vendemmia, che …

12 aprile, 2013
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Newsletter in the rain

…nothing but rain, rain, and more rain… I swear that we have NEVER seen such a season!!! This has been a growing year that starting …

6 gennaio, 2013
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Epiphany 2013

Yes, here I am again, now that the Befana, the traditional Good Witch of the Epiphany, has landed. She is bearing you, along with Diego, …

8 ottobre, 2012
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Harvest 2012

It’s incredible: it seems as though we barely finished the 2011 harvest and here we are already at the end of this odd, totally crazy …

6 giugno, 2012
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Crazy weather!

Greetings to all of you, just a few months after our last newsletter, here we are again, right in the middle of a new growing …

5 gennaio, 2012
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Epiphany 2012

As usual, the Befana [the old crone who personifies Epiphany] is bringing with her the latest news from Cantrina (or, if you prefer, the first …

12 settembre, 2011
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Speaking of the Harvest…

The curtain has gone up on the 2011 harvest… rather earlier than usual: we in fact started picking in mid-August. Spring this year, which was …

4 aprile, 2011
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Spring Newsletter

Vinitaly 2011 Every time that Vinitaly comes around it seems that time has just flown by… Like last year, we won’t be having our own stand, but …

4 marzo, 2011
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Cantrina in real time

Cantrina in real time I am writing from New York… I try in English (no time, unfortunately to have our dear Michael Benson translating for …

6 gennaio, 2011
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The Befana’s* Newsletter

*[In Italy the feast of Epiphany is “personified” by la Befana, an imaginary, witch-like crone who brings gifts to good children and (sweet) “coal” to …

6 novembre, 2010
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Harvest 2010

The 2010 Vintage - Harvest 2010 What can we say about the 2010 harvest, which came at the end of a year that was especially strange …

6 luglio, 2010
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Cantrina at New York

Hello there everyone! As in all family-run companies we’ve been very busy, and so some time has passed since our last newsletter… Here, then, is a …

1 aprile, 2010
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Let’s meet in Cantrina

Let’s meet in Cantrina LIBERO ESERCIZIO DI STILE 2009 We keep on experimenting at Cantrina and in 2009 it was the turn of a tank …

11 dicembre, 2009
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Last news 2009

Two wonderful days during the harvest During the harvest, Ivan, a dear friend of ours and a keen photographer, came to visit us: he is …

8 ottobre, 2009
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Harvest in Cantrina

Harvest in Cantrina Here we are almost at the end of the harvest (we still have to pick just a tiny part of our grapes …

20 marzo, 2009
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Let’s talk about… Vinitaly 2009

Let’s talk about… Vinitaly 2009 Here we are getting ready for Vinitaly 2009, even if it seems to us less and less like a fair …

20 gennaio, 2009
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Cantrina from the old to the new year

Cantrina from the old to the new year 2008 is now just a memory: it gave us cause for concern with its rains in the …