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Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

November 20, 2020

    If there is one thing that anyone can notice, from an expert to a beginner, it is that when we are tasting a great wine we understand it from the fact that the wine itself will give us a definite and real idea of what is the land from which it comes. It will tell us its own story, in a direct and clear, but above all, involving way. There is a term, that the French invented, that probably someone will already know: we are talking about the word Terrior. This terminology is used to explain the relationship… read more
3 Reasons To Drink Wine For Better Health

3 Reasons To Drink Wine For Better Health

September 17, 2020

Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay Benefits of Wine & Your Health Many wine lovers consider wine a social drink, irrespective of whether they take it periodically or once every day. And rightfully so, wine compliments almost every meal or occasion very well. However, not many people know the immense health benefits of wine, apart from the fact that it’s good for the heart. Research has shown that wine, red wine specifically, provides different health advantages. You don't need any particular reasons to down one more glass of your favorite wine, but this knowledge can be very useful. Therefore, continue… read more
Life Is Too Short, Find Your Wine! 5 Basic Wine Characteristics That Will Help You Find ‘The One’

Life Is Too Short, Find Your Wine! 5 Basic Wine Characteristics That Will Help You Find ‘The One’

January 5, 2019

How to Find Your Wine You don’t have to be passionate about wines nor a connoisseur with a skilled palette that can distinguish the exact make, region, and type of grape from a single whiff. However, life is too short to never give Italian wine a try. The sheer intricacies and aroma of the Chianti Classico Riserva or full-bodied Chianti Classico are a must! In the midst of the Tuscany wine allure, have you found ‘The One’? If not, here are five characteristics that you can use as your guide to finding the wine that is meant for you: 1.… read more
Christmas gift ideas for wine-enthusiasts

Christmas gift ideas for wine-enthusiasts

December 10, 2017

Ever found yourself in the situation where you have no idea what presents to gift to your friends? Then maybe it is time for some DIY! If you are a wine-enthusiasts like us here at Montemaggio, many of the following materials should not be lacking in your house. Let's take a look at some creative ideas for Christmas presents to your wine-loving friends Customize your own wine label Sometimes we try to go great lengths to find an original gift. Truth is, you may already know what is your best friend's favorite wine... so why not add a personal touch… read more
Spice up your Thanksgiving with an Italian touch!

Spice up your Thanksgiving with an Italian touch!

November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving Celebration Thanksgiving traditionally marked the end of the Harvest season, after reaping the long awaited yield of long labor in the fields, where families would gather over a meal together and celebrate everything there is to be thankful for. The centerpiece and star of any Thanksgiving meal, the revered turkey, is often served together with mouth-watering sides like buttery mashed potatoes with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing's made of all types of ingredients, corn bread, peas and pumpkin or apple pie at the end of the meal. As Italians, we are often mesmerized by the variety of food and… read more
The Harvest Season at Montemaggio

The Harvest Season at Montemaggio

October 18, 2017

The end of September traditionally marks the beginning of the harvesting season for wine grapes. Harvesting is undoubtedly one of the most important moments of the year for winemakers, when the best and healthiest grapes are chosen and turned into juice to kickstart the wine-production process. Choosing the right moment to start harvesting grapes is a matter of both experience and scientific knowledge: in the vineyards the plucks are ripening, concentration of sugar in the grapes slowly reaching the right balance. At Montemaggio there is a buzz in the air! This is a key period of the year for both… read more
How to Best Enjoy Wine in Summer

How to Best Enjoy Wine in Summer

August 30, 2017

Today we want to share with you some suggestions on how to enjoy our wines during the hottest days of the season. With summer temperatures reaching their peak the most critical factor a wine lover should pay attention to is the serving temperature of wine. The best way to keep wine at the right service temperature is to equip your cellar with a small wine-cabinet that includes a cooling/refrigerating system. The best models allow you to store red and white wines at different temperatures in different sections of the same cabinet. For simplicity’s sake, you should remember the following guidelines:… read more
7 Wine-Based Drinks for the Summer

7 Wine-Based Drinks for the Summer

July 23, 2017

Wine-Based Drinks for Summer Fun Summer is the best season to enjoy cool and refreshing drinks, but this does not necessarily mean giving up on wine, be it white or red! Read below to find a few suggestions of wine-based cocktails worth trying this summer! 1. Spritz Veneziano This refreshing mix of sparkling wine served with ice, bitter and some soda water is with no doubt one of the most popular pre-dinner drinks in northern Italy. Its popularity increased so much over the past decade that “Spritz Veneziano” is now featured in the IBA official cocktail list: the original recipe… read more
7 Curious Facts About Wine

7 Curious Facts About Wine

June 18, 2017

Today we want to share with you a few interesting facts about wine: let’s see how many you already knew! Did you know that Ancient Greeks designed a special wine cup that self-empties whenever the liquid inside exceeds a certain level? This clever invention is known as the “Pythagorean cup“, and it works via a hidden system of pipes exploiting the principle of communicating vessels - effectively draining the cup of all its content whenever too much wine is poured into it. Source: Wikipedia. You may already know that China and United States are the two world giants when it… read more
Facts and Symbols Of Our Forebears Of Chianti Classico Region

Facts and Symbols Of Our Forebears Of Chianti Classico Region

April 14, 2017

Scarica la traduzione dell'articolo in italiano Easter is approaching as we write these words. The next few weeks are with little doubt the most important ones in the Western calendar, when people celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth or the renewal of ancient promises according to their most inner beliefs. For centuries many different cultures and religions also celebrated similar rites of passage, adding on to a corpus of traditions and giving birth to many long-lasting symbols, some of which made their way back into our daily life in the most unsuspected form. Easter's Symbols Take eggs for example.… read more