Programa Terra i Vi – great short programs!

Andréas and me have for a long time wondered why there is so little information about Penedès and the cava and wine producers in a informative, simple and professional manner? It is so easy to create films, clips and use social media to promote whatever it is you want to promote. 
The individual producers are often great with social media, but there has been very quiet from the region at large. Of course I might have missed something, but if I did maybe that just tells us that it did not reach that many, at least not internationally where the big market is to be honest.

Skärmavbild 2014-08-25 kl. 11.32.19Now the Penedès region seems to have pulled together and started short informative programs available on youtube called Programa Terra Vi. Absolutely fabulous! Finally! But unfortunately we seem to have to wait for the versions with English subtitles, because as always it is all in Spanish. The Youtube translation service does not work in an optimal way unfortunately.

The programs are around 13 minutes long and focuses on one producer in each program, plus some information about winemaking in general. It is all very structured and inspirational, and at the end of each show Ton Collet, sommelier at Vinseum Taverna, gives a few opinions about some of the chosen wines from the producer in question. 
It is great to see Ton in action, and that his great knowledge is put to good use. Ton has thought Andréas and me so much about local wines, and we always get a great recommendation when we want to try something new at the taverna.

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Us at Vinseum and Ton behind the camera. 🙂

So far there are thirteen shows available that focuses on the following producers:
1. Sumarroca
2. Heretat Mont Rubí
3. Loxarel
4. Domènech Vidal
5. Nadal
6. Llopart
7. Oriol Rossell
8. Albet i Noya
9. Mas Bertran
10. Mas Tinell
11. Can Bas
12. Vilarnau
13. Can Descregut

I can really recommend them if you want to learn more about the region. Well done to D.O Penedès who is the organisation behind the movies!

We want to see more of this! And hopefully in english!

Things go slow with a new family member

My goodness!

 

Tomorrow it is two weeks since out little cava princess was born and things has magically slowed down in a very strange way. I know that we have to get use to the new way of living and that it will take a while. But with this amazing heat wave at the same time it is hard to do anything at all. Today we have 33C outside and not much wind. So you can imagine that we do not do much. And to be honest it has been hard to remember to do anything else then just “be” with her.

But now I’ll stay home for a year (yes that is normal in sweden), and I hope to write so much more as soon as I have settled in to the new life.

Cheers!

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