Author: Ricasoli

Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine

Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine

September 27, 2020

Orange wine has been rising steadily in popularity during the last years. It might still be considered by some as a trend only but for most wine lovers it is a winemaking method that has returned to stay. Why is it called orange wine and what does it mean? Does it have anything to do with Holland and their national color? Perhaps it is the Dutch national wine? Does it have anything to do with oranges? Is it a fruit wine? Well, it is a clear no to all of these questions. Let us dig a bit deeper into the… read more
The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

August 28, 2020

Summer is the time for picnics and to enjoy the outdoor landscape in good company and with snackable food. This year, in this period of social distancing outdoor eating, it has become even more of a trend, even for restaurants and wineries. Here at Fattoria di Montemaggio, we also offer light lunch/picnics as one of the ways for our guests to enjoy their visit to our estate. Check out our other tours here. Did you know, though, that picnics originally was an indoor concept? Let’s dive in to learn more about picnics… The Picnic Was Born in France Like many… read more
A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

August 12, 2020

We always feel humbled and happy when people appreciate and understand our philosophy and the work that we are carrying out at the Fattoria di Montemaggio estate day by day. Support is of the essence but it is also important to give back. Therefore, we want to thank Irina Mihailenko for her awesome article on her blog Sparkling Life and reshare it with you here with her permission. Irina, we are thrilled about your article. Read on… The translated version of Irina's article - "Fattoria di Montemaggio" - in Sparkling Life I visited Fattoria di Montemaggio for the first time… read more
A Quick Guide To Awesome Sweet Wines

A Quick Guide To Awesome Sweet Wines

July 2, 2020

Most of us probably have somewhat of a sweet tooth. At least every now and then we might like something sweet after dinner. It does not only have to relate to food but it can also be a glass of nice dessert or meditation wine. You might say that sweet wines are not your cup of tea, that you prefer them dry. Quality sweet wines do often not have that sweet of a taste, though. There are also different kinds of sweet wines. Let us dive a bit deeper into the world of sweet wines. Then, we will also talk… read more
Red Grapes as a Sensational Elixir for Timeless Beauty

Red Grapes as a Sensational Elixir for Timeless Beauty

May 12, 2020

Red wine can have healing powers, not only that it heightens the mood and the social factor of enjoying good wine in good company but it can also benefit people’s health. In this crazy period of Corona-virus, it has become more important than ever to look to our inner self and be on the quest for ways to keep a healthy mind and body. Let us discover more about the benefits of red grapes and red wine for the well-being of people General Healing Effects of Red Wine In this recent period, scientific research has shown that resveratrol could be… read more
Get To Know Your Taste in Wine! Spanning from Conventional to Natural

Get To Know Your Taste in Wine! Spanning from Conventional to Natural

April 8, 2020

We are in a difficult period where the Coronavirus is still raging all over the world. As a result of the shelter in place or lockdown in many countries, the economy is in difficulties and heading towards a possible recession. Still, future recession or not, quality will always be important. However, as we have seen, the environment is blooming now that people are traveling less and polluting nature less. Our environment is indeed important for our future success. Environment and quality. Two concepts that go hand in hand. Environment and Quality in Winemaking When it comes to viticulture and wine… read more
Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

Art as a Catalyst for Environmental Change

February 28, 2020

When the world is in constant turmoil in the latest years with hurricanes, earthquakes, bushfires, and now, last but not least, the Coronavirus, you start realizing something needs to change. There is a need for change not only in climate but in mentality. After decades of increased traveling all over the world, overuse of the resources of the globe, a daily rhythm that gets faster and faster, perhaps it is time to slow down. Can this constant search for ‘the grass that is greener on the other side’ continue? In a recent article, Andrew Jefford stressed how even people in… read more
The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

January 23, 2020

Wine clubs are still a very popular occurrence, it is a way for wine club members to enjoy and experience new wines in the comfort of their homes. Wineries often have wine clubs too that are a bit different because there a wine club membership gives exclusive discounts or access to particular vintages, and similar. Let us discover more about the wonderful world of wine clubs. About the Wine Market... There has been a lot of talk about wine tariffs, basically, 2019 ended with a fear of the US implementing 100% tariffs on certain European goods, among which cheese and… read more
Get Into the Christmas Spirit with Mulled Wine

Get Into the Christmas Spirit with Mulled Wine

December 12, 2019

The Christmas holiday season is getting closer and closer. We are all decorating our houses and planning for gifts, food, mulled wine, other drinks, and all those things that make the holidays so enjoyable. This month is also packed with Christmas dinners and lunches at work, associations, and clubs you belong to, Secret Santa gifts at your workplaces, Christmas plays and parties at your children's’ schools, going to Christmas markets on the weekends, and so much more. At all these occasions, you probably enjoy some Christmas cookies and a cup of…that’s right… mulled, or spiced wine. Where does the tradition… read more
An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

May 27, 2019

Champagne is a beverage that has always had an air of luxury around it. Whether it was among the aristocracy in 18th-century France or among more contemporary film stars. "In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening." - Willi Gluckstern Today, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is more accessible for people in general even if it still gives an expression of luxury and magic. There are many artisanal Champagne producers who nowadays make fabulous products – so-called Grower Champagne - and to good prices. Another important aspect is the kind of glass that Champagne… read more