Category: Wine History

How Should We Age the Wine?

How Should We Age the Wine?

March 3, 2021

Aging Wine Making wine also means learning to have patience. Understanding that a good wine is produced by respecting the right time and the right aging. It is necessary then, to wait for the wine to reach the best moment of its life. Let's analyze what is the aging of red wines. The nectar of gods will therefore find the perfect environment for aging and getting richer. Let's talk about what is called "elevation".  This term is simply used to explain what is the aging in the barrels. What happens during this kind of aging? Simply, we will observe some… read more
Vine Life Cycle

Vine Life Cycle

February 17, 2021

One aspect that is of vital importance to both winegrowers and wine lovers is knowing the phases of the vineyard, also known as the phenological phases of the vine. In other words, the vineyard goes through different phases during the annual cycle.  Obviously, different viticulturally techniques will be applied for each phenological phase. Let's discuss the Vine Life Cycle It is important to be careful and to understand that for every action there is a consequence. In the following, we will briefly try to analyze a whole year's cultivation of life. The 3 different life cycles It is therefore important to… read more
A Year of Unparalleled Change in the Wine World

A Year of Unparalleled Change in the Wine World

December 23, 2020

How Times Have Changed & So Must We Christmas 2020 is knocking on the door. A year that has been overall difficult due to the pandemic, both out of health reasons, obviously, but also because of economic and overall mental reasons. It has been a year when becoming digitally proficient has been essential for a winery. The way we talk about and experience wine has also changed slightly. Let us look closer at some changes in the wine sector that Covid has brought about during 2020. To change or not to change... When Covid hit the world and we were… read more
The Wine Experiences: Beyond the Wine

The Wine Experiences: Beyond the Wine

December 17, 2020

How to Experience Beyond the Wine The experiential factor in the world of wine has always been present. This kind of product has always fascinated a niche of experts who once fell in love with the nectar of gods and lived the wine as an ultra-sensorial experience and in some cases as something religious. Today, however, we can observe a progressive transformation of the consumer. Not only experts: wine seems to have entered in our lives in a completely new way and to arouse the interest of most of people. We perceived something Beyond the Wine. This is the change… read more
Chianti Classico's Origins

Chianti Classico's Origins

December 9, 2020

Chianti Classico history In this short article we will talk about a series of curiosities related to the origin of Chianti Classico and its history. We will start by talking about the origin of the name, since the name is that attribute that identifies us, it is therefore correct to start from here: First of all, we must emphasize that the origin of the name Chianti is not yet certain. In the past there has been much debate on what the etymology of this word was. The most accredited thesis is that it derives from the Etruscan term "Clante". This… read more
Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

November 20, 2020

Origins of wine If there is one thing that anyone can notice, from an expert to a beginner, it is that when we are tasting a great wine we understand it from the fact that the wine itself will give us a definite and real idea of which land it comes from. It will tell us its own story, in a direct and clear, but above all, involving way. There is a term, that the French invented, that probably someone will already know: we are talking about the word Terrior. This terminology is used to explain the relationship that binds a… read more
The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

November 6, 2020

Wine Harvest & Hope Harvest this year (2020) has been a small ray of sunshine in an otherwise fairly dark and gloomy year. This, in the sense that the quality seems to have been very good, if not excellent, from the north to the south in Italy. Covid has had its grip over Italy and the entire world for most of this year. Due to lockdown in the spring, many sales channels dried up and wineries found themselves with the cellars full of stock. New sales channels had to be explored fairly quickly, e-commerce (buying wine online) and digital marketing… read more
Something Old and Something New, and It's Orange Wine

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

September 27, 2020

Why is it called orange wine and what does it mean Orange wine has been rising steadily in popularity during the last several 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… read more
The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

January 23, 2020

Wine Clubs & Why To Consider Them 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 their wine club membership gives exclusive discounts or access to particular vintages, and similar. Let us discover more about the wonderful world of wine clubs and some history. 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%… read more
The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

October 1, 2019

Aging of Wine Historically oak barrels were used for the transportation of wine. Aging of wine in barrique, tonneaux, or big cask is a later phenomenon. Today, there is an art in using oak barrels for the aging of wine. Different styles of wine require different types and or/the combination of different oak barrels, large or small. But is the use of barrique and other types of barrels dependent upon wine styles and trends or rather on the financial capacity of wineries? Can it even be assumed that the power of decision lies in the hands of the accountants running… read more