The Wine Enthusiast just published an insightful Q&A with Sting about his new wine venture in Tuscany, Il Palagio.
In 1996 the rock musician purchased a 16th century estate south of Florence, where he farms biodynamic grapes, honey, olive oil, and vegetables. He just released two wines, Sister Moon (named for his hit single) and Casino delle Vie, now available in the U.S.
Here are a few snippets from the exchange:
“There’s an atmosphere about the house and although the farmland was a little bit degraded, we knew we had a lovely place. We thought ‘let’s see if we can turn this around, we wanted the wine to reflect the magic of the place, because you know, I make records here and it’s an inspiring place. The only missing piece of the jigsaw was wine.” – Sting
“I’ve made some really good records here. The wine and food are part of that. You can’t separate the ambiance of the place and the creativity.” – Sting
“I have a job in the winery, I go down and play to the wine. I practice down there. And you know, if I play it true, the wine is better.”
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