Category: Wine and Holidays

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
Christmas Gift Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio

Christmas Gift Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio

November 30, 2018

As we are entering December, the month of Christmas celebrations, the nowadays almost rush for finding the perfect Christmas gifts is at its peak. Also, in the world of wine, Christmas gifts have become important as a way of gifting your friends with specifically chosen wines. But where did it all start? What do we know about the origin of Christmas gifts? The Origins of the Christmas Gift Gift-giving as a tradition goes long back in history until before Christianity. It is considered to have been a pagan tradition in connection with the celebration of the winter solstice in Europe.… read more
An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

An Exploration of Montemaggio Wine Memories at Christmas

December 19, 2017

Soon it’s time to feast on Christmas food, open the presents, rock around the Christmas tree, and perhaps sharing wine memories. And sip on lots of good wine, right? However, there are still some days before we enter the real 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 direct the spotlight on them this time. Some… 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

Thanksgiving traditionally marked the end of the Harvest season, after reaping the long awaited yield of long labour in the fields, where families would gather over a meal together and celebrate everything there is to be thankful for. The centrepiece 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, stuffings 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 richness of flavours… read more
Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

Three New Year’s Resolutions for 2017

January 23, 2017

Each New Year is marked by two aspects in the life of a wine lover: a spirit brimming with memories of merry moments spent with friends and family, and a wine cellar that desperately needs resupplying. Before you head out to pay a visit to the local wine shop, don’t miss Montemaggio’s suggestions for three wine-related New Year’s resolutions. They are bound to come in handy when it is time to replenish your wine stocks. Get the right wine tools If you did not get the presents you wanted during Christmas time, now is the time to make up for… read more
Christmas and Resolutions at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Review

Christmas and Resolutions at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Review

January 9, 2017

The autumn and winter were busy months at Fattoria di Montemaggio with everything from harvest to several wine events and the Christmas period going on. The harvest of 2016 is considered in general to have been a very good year, so we will see further on how this vintage turns out.  In this article, we will do a brief overview of the activities that went on during the autumn and December. This post will contain different videos to showcase the activities during the last months. Of course, we also want to wish you all a happy new year!  Wine Events… read more
Buying Your Christmas Wine: What To Get & How Much?

Buying Your Christmas Wine: What To Get & How Much?

November 1, 2015

It’s almost that time of the year when we begin the preparation for everyone’s favorite holiday of the year. While you create a Christmas party checklist, one of your concerns might be the choice of wine. After all, what’s Christmas if you can’t enjoy a delightful and elite class of wine, surrounded by close friends and family. Your wine might just be the highlight of the night. It’s a great idea to find the wine that can appeal to your guests’ palette and complement the night. Here are some tips: What Kind of Wine Should You Buy? Start off the… read more
Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy 2015 Year!

December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas to every single one of you! I very much hope that you will celebrate Christmas with you families in the warmth of their love and favourite wines! and i hope new year 2015 will bring us all a little bit of long awaited peace and tranquility! read more