Winefriend by David Way

Writing about the wines of Piemonte, Italy and France

Wine photography by David Way

Wine photography has been my other passion for many years.  The following images are highlights of some of my favourites captured over the years of my wine journey.  I encourage anyone out there with a passion for wine photography to get in touch and to share their own images and wine passions.

Wine photography in lockdown ...

Mauro Veglio's gold capsules

Wine photography in Covid 19 lockdown has been a bit of a challenge. There have  been no beautiful landscapes, no scenic winery shots and no beautiful people to photograph. And there are only so many ways that you can improvise with bottle shots. But capsules are also worthy of attention. Here are Mauro Veglio’s golden collection, a very appetising prelude to the great wines themselves! 

Spring in Roero, Piemonte

Today, 10 May 2021, I watched a thrilling end to a stage of the Giro d’Italia, cycling race, that finished in Canale, the main town of the Roero area. It brought back happy memories of my last, pre-pandemic visit to Roero. And indeed of a perfect spring day in 2010. Looking forward to returning soon!  

Spring in Roero

Masnaghetti wine maps

Masnaghetti wine maps of La Morra, Barolo

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Masnaghetti Wine Maps, created by the inspiring Alessandro Masnaghetti, are designed to display the full microclimate of  famous vineyard sites. This image is a very simple shot taken with a iPhone XR which I think  just works.

To find out more about why Masnaghetti is so much more than just maps, visit my recent blog post:

The geology of Barbaresco

One of Alessandro Masnaghetti’s aim with his world-famous wine maps is to highlight the terroir-specific differences between individual vineyard sites in one of the world’s most sought after wine regions.Here we have a rare glimpse of the underlying geology of Barbaresco in the cellars of Cascina delle Rose. For more:

Masnaghetti wine maps aim to express the entire micro climate of sites, here is some exposed underlying rock formations in Barbaresco

Gorgeous Grignolino wines

Grignolino wines

Super charged Grignolino, the amazingly underrated red wine grape of Piemonte.  Pale, aromatic, and tannic, these wine shine with better producers and perfect food pairings.

To find out more, visit my recent blog post…

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