Category: Wine History

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
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

After that we've talked about the different sub-areas of Chianti Classico , we felt it was our duty to tell how the "Chianti Classico" was actually born at the institution level. 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… 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
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
An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

May 27, 2019

Overview of Champagne History & Champagne Glasses Champagne is a beverage that has always had an air of luxury around it. Whether it was among the aristocracy in 18th-century France or among more contemporary film stars. "In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening." - Willi Gluckstern Today, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is more accessible for people in general even if it still gives an expression of luxury and magic. There are many artisanal Champagne producers who nowadays make fabulous products – so-called Grower Champagne - and to good prices. Another important aspect… read more
The History of the Sangiovese Grape

The History of the Sangiovese Grape

August 23, 2016

The Sangiovese Grape When we are talking about Tuscany wineries in the Chianti Classico regions and wines of those areas, or many other denominations such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Carmignano, etc., the Sangiovese grape is the main grape variety, in most cases. It is indeed one of the most common grapes that are cultivated in Italy, and mostly in the central parts of Italy. It's cultivated from Romagna to Campania further south, even though Tuscany can be considered its home region. So, then, what is the story behind this grape? Let’s see if we can find… read more

The Ultimate Guide to Sangiovese Wine from Tuscany

July 1, 2015

Sangiovese is a very luxurious wine, which is primarily made from Sangiovese grapes, that are especially grown for the winemaking purposes and this makes for its high demand. Sangiovese grapes are planted in very exclusive regions of the world, but the fruit originally comes from Tuscany, and no other region can compare to the Tuscan taste which calls Central Italy, its home. With the development in farming and technology, some other areas of the world have been artificially created for the plantation of Sangiovese grapes, but the resultant flavor can never compare to its predecessor. T Sangiovese grapes flourish in… read more