How Should we age the wine?

How Should we age the wine?

Making wine also means learning to have patience. Understanding that a good wine is produced by respecting the right time and the right aging. It is necessary then, to wait for the wine to reach the best moment of its life. Let's analyze what is the aging of red wines. Let's talk about what is called "elevation". This term is simply used to explain what is the aging in the barrels What happens during this kind of aging? Simply, we will observe some sort of synergy between wood and wine. The nectar of gods will therefore find the perfect environment… read more
Vine Life Cycle

Vine Life Cycle

One aspect that is of vital importance to both winegrowers and wine lovers is knowing the phases of the vineyard, also known as the phenological phases of the vine.   In other words, the vineyard goes through different phases during the annual cycle.   Obviously, different types of viticultural techniques will be applied for each phenological phase. Then, let's try to discuss Vine Life Cycle. It is important to be careful and to understand that for every action there is a consequence.   In the following, we will briefly try to analyze a whole year's cultivation of life.    … read more
The Family of Sparkling wine

The Family of Sparkling wine

Sparkling Wines & Winemaking Sparkling wines or vino spumante are getting more and more attention such as Prosecco, Franciacorta, Trento doc, Champagne, and so on and so forth. Wine lovers from all over the world seem to have a sort of special attention for sparkling wines and it is also true that especially novices have difficulty in understanding the vast and complicated world of sparkling wines. Defining sparkling wines Sparkling wines are defined as those kinds of wine in which there is a quantity of dissolved carbon dioxide. This carbon dioxide generates an internal pressure inside the bottle of 3.5… read more
Mindfulness and Mindful Drinking

Mindfulness and Mindful Drinking

What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a term we hear mentioned often, but do we have any idea how this term came about and more importantly what it really means?, Mindfulness is an English term that means self-awareness by paying attention to reality. But let's analyze for a moment the definition that was given by Jon Kabat-Zinn. One of the fathers of this "discipline". This is how he defined the meaning of mindfulness: "It means to pay attention, in a particular way: a) with attention b) to the present moment, c) in a non-judgmental way". So we could say that mindfulness is something related… read more
6 Tips to Buy Organic Wines Online

6 Tips to Buy Organic Wines Online

Buying Organic Wines Online More and more people in Italy and in general in the world rely on e-commerce for the purchase of wine. Especially in 2020 we noticed an exponential increase of online sales, in particular in the wine field. Moreover consumers are more and more aware of the benefits of buying (even online) organic products and in particular Organic wines.   2020: Digital Transformation Of course this phenomenon is strictly connected to the current global situation. But in general it seems that, because of this sort of unexpected digital transformation of the world, we simply just accelerated a… read more
Practical Guide to Learn How to Read an Italian Wine Label

Practical Guide to Learn How to Read an Italian Wine Label

Tips to Read an Italian Wine Label It has happened to all of us, at least once, to find ourselves in the situation of having to choose a bottle of wine for a dinner at a friend's house. And for many of us, it can be very difficult to approach the labels of a bottle of wine. Therefore we usually decide to rely on a salesman from the wine store or the one from the supermarket who starts giving us explanations that are incomprehensible to our ears. We often risk buying a product of which we do not know the… read more
Food and Wine pairing from the Point of View of an Authentic Tuscan Winery

Food and Wine pairing from the Point of View of an Authentic Tuscan Winery

Authentic Tuscan Food & Wine Pairing Perspective Food and wine pairing is surely one of the most interesting subjects for consumers. So here it is for you: Food and Wine pairing from the Point of View of an Authentic Tuscan Winery. We want to specify that this article mainly reflects our point of view, well, because after all, food and wine matching is something extremely personal. An objective parameter, and not something subjective. Understanding how to match a food to a specific wine is, moreover, fundamental in order not to risk to ruin one or the other. What to look… read more
Food and Wine Horoscope 2021

Food and Wine Horoscope 2021

We very much like the food and wine horoscope that Irina Romanoff Mihailenko published on her blog Sparkling Life last week. Therefore, we decided to republish a translated version here with her permission. So, if you want to discover more about your food and wine horoscope, then this is an article for you. Remember that #hashtags are not to be underestimated for an effervescent 2021.   Aquarius The slogan this year is "in search of lost time and freedom." Perfect place of pastime and perdition? Wine cellars. Those well stocked of course. A year of great positivity and big changes,… read more
8 Tips to Host a Wine Tasting Party

8 Tips to Host a Wine Tasting Party

Wine Tasting Party Tips Wine tasting experiences such as wine tasting parties are unique and exciting for the people who love to try out new types of wines. You can arrange for such parties to improve your palate. It can also be held with any dinner party where you can open and taste different wines, experience the Italian vintages along with the local ones, and enjoy the ambiance with a great glass, or two, of wine and some lively discussion. But before planning a wine tasting party, don't forget to get your bottle of Shiraz wine for the ultimate enjoyment.… read more
Finding Something Positive in 2020 in Review

Finding Something Positive in 2020 in Review

Resolve to be More Positive We will soon be ringing in the new year, 2021, and saying bye-bye to the long and quite traumatizing year of 2020. It has not been an easy year, it has been trying for us all, especially in the wine world, and filled with one blow after another. As if a pandemic was not enough, the US was hit by social unrest and riots due to the killing of George Floyd, earthquakes as the latest one just days ago in Croatia, flooding in Naples, scandals of sexual harassment in the US wine world, and much… read more