Category: Wine Tasting

Chianti vs Chianti Classico DOCG: Everything you need to know in a nutshell

Chianti vs Chianti Classico DOCG: Everything you need to know in a nutshell

July 8, 2022

How many times at our favorite Wine Shop have we paused to read labels looking for the perfect Sangiovese straight from our beloved Tuscany and utter confusion has taken over us? Sangiovese is the main grape of Chianti and its subregions.   Where everything started Native to central Italy (specifically the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines), this red grape combines high acidity with medium tannins, as well as balanced flavors and aromas of red cherries, earthy notes and blood. It is grown in areas with a native soil mainly called galestro (similar to stony marl and schist), where the climate offers cool nights… read more
Radda nel bicchiere - A True Folk Wine Festival in Radda

Radda nel bicchiere - A True Folk Wine Festival in Radda

June 2, 2022

This spring has been a sort of rebirth of life in the world in general, and in the wine world in particular. After two years of long periods of isolation due to the pandemic, the last few months have shown an eagerness to recuperate time lost as quickly as possible. In Italy, it started with the Chianti Classico Collection at the end of March (see further our article Chianti Classico Collection 2022 Gave Positive Vibes to the Wine World) and then continued then with Vinitaly, Anteprima Chiaretto, Anteprima Sagrantino, Cantine Aperte and Radda nel bicchiere, and many other events. There… read more
5 IDEAS FOR WINE-THEMED GIFTS FOR SPRING-SUMMER

5 IDEAS FOR WINE-THEMED GIFTS FOR SPRING-SUMMER

March 13, 2022

It is not always easy to choose a good gift to give to the ones who love the world of wine That is why we decided to dedicate a blog post to this intricate subject once again. We are going to talk about the 5 perfect spring-summer gift ideas for Wine lovers. Pour yourself a glass of red, get comfortable and enjoy reading. There are obviously many choices when it comes to accessories for wine lovers, and certainly some are more mundane than others. Therefore we must always make a selection of what we can put in our list of… read more
Be Adventurous and Safe When You Travel to Italy This Summer

Be Adventurous and Safe When You Travel to Italy This Summer

May 28, 2021

Things are looking up and it seems to be possible to travel to Italy for the summer of 2021. Europe is slowly opening up in general both in daily life and for travel. We are all looking forward to being able to go places again, see friends, and something as simple as enjoying a glass of good wine together. Right? Even though the pandemic is not over yet, we can take small steps to safely and in line with restrictions start having some fun again. After the Rain Comes Sunshine... There have been a lot of discussions and articles about… read more
5 Best Travel Spots for an Affordable Wine Trip, Outside of Italy

5 Best Travel Spots for an Affordable Wine Trip, Outside of Italy

March 10, 2021

Are you a lover of fine wine and an excellent travel experience? If your answer is yes, you would probably love the idea of taking a long wine trip to places that you have been dreaming of for a long time. Given a chance, most people would go on a vacation that involves them spending time relaxing and indulging in their favorite pastimes. For wine lovers, knowing which places to visit is a great start. While we would agree that Italy should/would be the top choice, we thought we would share wine vacations outside of Italy. However, should you be… read more
Food and Wine pairing from the Point of View of an Authentic Tuscan Winery

Food and Wine pairing from the Point of View of an Authentic Tuscan Winery

January 20, 2021

Authentic Tuscan Food & Wine Pairing Perspective Food and wine pairing is surely one of the most interesting subjects for consumers. So here it is for you: Food and Wine pairing from the Point of View of an Authentic Tuscan Winery. We want to specify that this article mainly reflects our point of view, well, because after all, food and wine matching is something extremely personal. An objective parameter, and not something subjective. Understanding how to match a food to a specific wine is, moreover, fundamental in order not to risk to ruin one or the other. What to look… read more
8 Tips to Host a Wine Tasting Party

8 Tips to Host a Wine Tasting Party

January 7, 2021

Wine Tasting Party Tips Wine tasting experiences such as wine tasting parties are unique and exciting for the people who love to try out new types of wines. You can arrange for such parties to improve your palate. It can also be held with any dinner party where you can open and taste different wines, experience the Italian vintages along with the local ones, and enjoy the ambiance with a great glass, or two, of wine and some lively discussion. But before planning a wine tasting party, don't forget to get your bottle of Shiraz wine for the ultimate enjoyment.… read more
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
Chianti Wine Tours - Tuscan Experience Not To Be Missed

Chianti Wine Tours - Tuscan Experience Not To Be Missed

June 26, 2019

Italy's famous region of Tuscany is known for many things; its beautiful panoramic landscapes, rich history, culture, but above all its wine. The central area of Tuscany is referred to as “Chianti” or Chianti Classico wine country. If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, be sure to make time for a wine tour along with complementary food pairings of regional dishes as well. Tuscany’s foods and wines serve up a gastronomic affair leaving all your senses tingling. This is one authentic experience that you simply won’t want to miss. The Chianti area produces both Chianti and Chianti Classico wines. These… read more
Blind Wine Tasting With Fattoria Di Montemaggio At Vinitaly

Blind Wine Tasting With Fattoria Di Montemaggio At Vinitaly

April 16, 2019

Vinitaly has come and gone this year. As every year, Fattoria di Montemaggio had a stand at Vinitaly to showcase the wines, meet new and old clients, friends, and wine lovers. Vinitaly is four days of non-stop wine euphoria in Verona in Italy. This year, Fattoria di Montemaggio had organized a small blind tasting for a selected group of wine professionals that we will tell you more about below. However, let us start by looking closer at Vinitaly this year… Vinitaly 2019 in experience and numbers Vinitaly, which started out back in September in 1967, opened its doors for the… read more