Recently, Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes was quoted saying that the unusual prolonged dry weather this year has not only caused a smaller than average grape crop but unfortunately even ruined several grape vine plants. His announcement of future government assistance in the replanting of vines and in particular the indigenous Girgentina and Ġellewża varieties seems … Read More
Just say ‘Girgentina’. The soft sibilance, the internal alliteration, the jovial completion, whether you give it the sharp English pronunciation or slowly ease off the word in Maltese, it’s a sound suggestive of heritage and, of course, wine.
WINE GRAPES – A complete guide to 1368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and Jose Vouillamoz My copy of the heavyweight tome ‘Wine Grapes’ arrived today and I can safely say that I have absolutely no buyer’s remorse. The reference book is colossally informative and comprehensive and worth … Read More