Category: Wine and Food

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
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
The Beauty Factor of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The Beauty Factor of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

March 30, 2016

You may have heard much about the uses of organic extra virgin olive oil in the kitchen. Along with its versatile uses, organic extra virgin olive oil is very beneficial for a person’s health, rich in nutrients and vitamins that are much needed for a person’s daily diet. However, one factor that is nowgaining momentumis the use of organic extra virgin olive oil as a beauty product. Indeed, with the seemingly countless benefits of olive oil, it was only a matter of time before the world discovered the uses of the full-bodied organic extra virgin olive oil for beauty. The… read more
Wine and Vegan Food Pairings

Wine and Vegan Food Pairings

March 12, 2016

More than just a diet, veganism has become a lifestyle. Vegans choose to avoid all animal products, which include eggs and dairy. As such, many think that vegans cannot have any wine. But the truth is, while they may be more restricted than vegetarians when it comes to wine drinking, they actually get more changes to taste and consume some of the most beautiful wines created. The Connection of Veganism to Wine Wine is created through many processes. Some wines that are fined with animal products such as gelatin or isinglass are ruled out by both vegans and vegetarians. Along… read more
Classic Treat: Cooking with Wine

Classic Treat: Cooking with Wine

January 1, 2016

Most enthusiasts prefer enjoying their wine in the purest form; in a crystal wine glass, swirling it, taking in its color;reveling in its sheer intricacies and exquisite taste that assaults your palate in the most appealing way. But ever so often, we come acrosswineconnoisseur, who also happens to have a passion for food. And so, from there,comes forth the use of wine in food to prepare something unique and flavorful that completes your meal! Using wine in food preparation is no new concept; however, it is an art not all have mastered. Theuse of the wrong wine or adding the… read more
Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Just Be The Healthiest Addition To Your Diet

Why Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Just Be The Healthiest Addition To Your Diet

November 19, 2015

Olive Oil vs. Extra Olive Oil – The Healthiest Fat On Earth Olive oil is typically that which is extracted by applying pressure on the olives. It is this extraction method thatseparates conventional olive oil from the extra virgin form. While olive oil can be generated using unnatural and chemical means, extra virgin oil is extracted using only the most natural methods. The oil is then standardized for purity and some sensory features like taste and smell. As a result, extra virgin olive oil has a distinctive and exceptional taste, high in phenolic antioxidants – one of the primary reasons… read more
Foods That Should Never Be Paired With Italian Wine

Foods That Should Never Be Paired With Italian Wine

September 12, 2015

“A gourmet meal without a glass of wine seems tragic to me somehow.” ~ Kathy Matea Some people consider wine to be one of the greatest gifts from God. Pair a superior wine like one Chianti Classico Riserva with the right food, and you cannot help but marvel at the spicy scent, with a hint of wood; the overwhelming rich texture and flavors of floral notes that is an ideal balance of fruits and tannin. Pair it with the wrong kind of food, and you not only fail to really indulge in the true wine experience, but also guarantee a… read more
Food and wine pairing fundamentals

Food and wine pairing fundamentals

August 6, 2015

Most people get confused when they are pairing wine and they don’t understand where they should start. They get stuck between whether they should pair food to the wine or they should pair wine to the food. I agree, it can be a little confusing when you don’t know a lot about food and wine pairings. Frankly, it is a fair shake. You should start with whatever inspires you more, whether it is the wine or the food. Always remember, “Cooking is basically a proper balance of acid, fat, sweet and salt.” So it is the balance that really matters… read more
4 Classic Italian Dishes That You’ve Got To Try!

4 Classic Italian Dishes That You’ve Got To Try!

May 28, 2015

Who doesn’t love Italian food! In fact Elizabeth Gilbert from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ spent her entire stay in Italy eating different kinds of Italian foods and feeding her soul. It not only taught her a lot about life but a lot about herself as well. Italian cuisine is influenced by culture, history and traditions, along with seasonal changes. No Italian meal is complete without wine so we have picked out 4 of the most summery healthier versions of classic Italian foods that you should try this season. 1. Prosciutto Calzones with Red Pepper and Fontina Flavorful and aromatic prosciutto ingratiates… read more