Category: Wine and Holidays

Practical Guide to Learn How to Read an Italian Wine Label

Practical Guide to Learn How to Read an Italian Wine Label

January 22, 2021

It has happened to all of us, at least once, to find ourselves in the situation of having to choose a bottle of wine for a dinner at a friend's house. And for many of us, it can be very difficult to approach the labels of the bottle of wine. Therefore we usually decide to rely on a salesman from the wine shop or the one from the supermarket who starts giving us explanations that are incomprehensible to our ears. We often risk buying a product of which we do not know the origin and, in general terms, the general… read more
8 Tips to Host A Wine Tasting Party

8 Tips to Host A Wine Tasting Party

January 7, 2021

Image Source Wine tasting party ideas are unique and exciting for the people who love to try out new wine types. You can arrange for such parties to try new wines, and thereby improve your palate. It can also be held with any dinner party where you get to open different wine bottles, compare the vintages along with the regional ones, and enjoy the ambiance and the wines with a lively discussion. But before planning a wine tasting party, don't forget to get your bottle of Shiraz wine for the ultimate enjoyment. Hosting a party can be confusing sometimes. But… read more
Taking Your Pets Along This Holiday? Five Things You Must Pack

Taking Your Pets Along This Holiday? Five Things You Must Pack

December 23, 2020

Do you want to take your pets along this holiday? Many people have profound love and attachment to their pets. They do not see their pet as an animal but as a part of the family. The preparation you made for the journey, however, determines how comfortable the journey will be. As a result, it is vital to get set with every necessary material to help you have a great experience on your holiday with your pet. Photo by @rrinna from Pexels Some people cannot afford to leave their pets behind while they fly off for the holidays. Many pet owners don't find… read more
Get Into the Christmas Spirit with Mulled Wine

Get Into the Christmas Spirit with Mulled Wine

December 12, 2019

Mulled Wine to Enjoy the Holidays The Christmas holiday season is a fun and festive time of year. We decorate our houses, create gift lists, plan parties or get together to include planning for food and beverages which may include favorites such as eggnog or mulled wine, you know, all the things that make the holidays so enjoyable. This holiday months are typically packed with Christmas dinners or festive lunches at work, parties with clubs or associations you may belong to. There are Secret Santa gifts at your workplace, Christmas plays and parties at your children's school, going to Christmas… read more
Christmas Gift Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio

Christmas Gift Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio

November 30, 2018

Christmas Memories from the Montemaggio Staff As we enter the holidays and more specifically the month of Christmas celebrations, the rush for finding the perfect Christmas gifts is at its peak. 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… 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
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
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

Review Autumn Through Christmas at Montemaggio The autumn and winter are busy months at Fattoria di Montemaggio with everything from harvest to several wine events and the Christmas season. 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.  Here is a brief overview of the activities that went on during the autumn and through to December. We have shared different videos to showcase the activities during the last months too. Of course, we also want to wish you all a happy new year! … read more