Category: Wine and Food

How Bees Can Contribute to Amazing Biodiversity in the Vineyard

How Bees Can Contribute to Amazing Biodiversity in the Vineyard

August 3, 2021

There is a buzz in the vineyard figuratively as well as literally at Fattoria di Montemaggio. Well, not in the vineyard only but all over the estate. We have recently become beekeepers by setting up a beehive. This is not only making wonders for biodiversity and the ecosystem but we also hope to soon be able to produce honey to share with you all. But how and why are bees so important for the ecosystem at large? Let us dig a bit deeper into the fascinating world of bees. What is the Role of Bees? The keeping of honeybees promotes… read more
Easter Traditions in Italy from North to South

Easter Traditions in Italy from North to South

March 24, 2021

Easter 2021 is just around the corner and we are all getting ready for this event.   Especially in Italy Easter is something that we all look forward to.   Something that is well rooted in our culture. A time of gathering, a time of sharing and of course a time to spend with your family and loved ones.   The Bel Paese, our beloved Italy, is obviously rich of curious Easter traditions.   Each region has its own customs and beliefs.   The Italian culture is the result of the mixture of the customs of all populations that comes… 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

January 20, 2021

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

January 18, 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

January 7, 2021

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
Four Wine Tasting Tips Every First Timer Should Know

Four Wine Tasting Tips Every First Timer Should Know

July 9, 2020

Do you love wine but never had the confidence to go for a wine tasting? If so, there’s no need to worry as you are not the only one. Wine is one of the most preferred choices among alcoholic beverages, and a wine tasting event can be the perfect opportunity to relish all of the different kinds. But many people find wine tasting to be a daunting exercise that only experts can indulge in. If you are planning to explore the vast world of wines through a tasting, all you need is some basic knowledge and know some of the… read more
An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

December 19, 2017

A Tribute to our Wine Influencers, Writers & Guests Soon it’s time to feast on Christmas food, open presents, rock around the Christmas tree, and perhaps share wine memories. And sip on lots of good wine, right? However, there are still some days before we enter the true holiday mode. We wanted to take the opportunity, to sum up, the last year a bit, the people we met and who visited Fattoria di Montemaggio. To be able to thank a set of wine writers and wine influencers for their visits, kindness, and generosity in writing about Montemaggio, we wanted to… 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
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
3 delicious Russian recipes to taste with Tuscan wines!

3 delicious Russian recipes to taste with Tuscan wines!

July 26, 2016

There is nothing to prevent anyone from indulging in experimenting with wine and food: from classic recipes that you know well to more unusual recipes that, perhaps, do not belong to the culinary traditions of your country. Below we suggest 3 delicious and very tasty Russian recipes that can go very well with our Tuscan wines: Chianti Classico Riserva, Torre di Montemaggio IGT e  Chardonnay di Montemaggio IGT.   Salad Olivier (Russian salad) Manti (Russian dumplings) Shashlik (Meat and vegetables skewers) Scarica le 3 ricette in Italiano (Download the recipes in Italian). Salad Olivier (Russian Salad) Scarica la ricetta in Italiano… read more