Lugana, the small white wine district in northern Italy, is menaced by a high-speed rail development. The Lugana producers have launched a petition designed to persuade the Italian government to change their plans.
‘Help us save Lugana – for us and for the future!
(Posted on 16 November 2014)
On this blog I normally post in Swedish, but this is an international posting – I post this as part of the #winelover community, as a #winelover ambassador. Help us save Lugana!
#saveLugana – sign the petition here!
I want to start by saying that I have nothing against railroads or the expansion of railways. On the contrary, I think they should be expanded in order to reduce car and air traffic.
Having said this, I do not think you can sacrifice everything for this purpose, if the expansion instead destroys other natural or social values, one has to ask what is the most important. In this case, for me – it’s easy!
At the moment Italy plans to expand a portion of its railway network. In doing so they will destroy parts of a unique wine region. It is unique due to it’s size and placement. That is, one can not replace the area by just increasing it. By taking a part of it for other use you will indispensable destroy parts of an unique wine area for a very long time.’
J & B Loire tasting
The annual J & B (Justerini & Brooks) Loire and Rhône tasting is certainly worthwhile. Although their Rhône list is more comprehensive than the Loire, there were a number of good things to taste this afternoon. Furthermore having tasted the Loire there was time for me to go and play and try a few Rhônes before departing.