7 wine-based drinks for this Summer

7 wine-based drinks for this Summer

July 23, 2017

Summer is the best season to enjoy cool and refreshing drinks, but this does not necessarily mean giving up on wine, be it white or red! Read below to find a few suggestions of wine-based cocktails worth trying this summer! 1. Spritz Veneziano This refreshing mix of sparkling wine served with ice, bitter and some soda water is with no doubt one of the most popular pre-dinner drinks in northern Italy. Its popularity increased so much over the past decade that “Spritz Veneziano” is now featured in the IBA official cocktail list: the original recipe calls for Prosecco as this… read more
7 Curious Facts About Wine

7 Curious Facts About Wine

June 18, 2017

Today we want to share with you a few interesting facts about wine: let’s see how many you already knew! Did you know that Ancient Greeks designed a special wine cup that self-empties whenever the liquid inside exceeds a certain level? This clever invention is known as the “Pythagorean cup“, and it works via a hidden system of pipes exploiting the principle of communicating vessels - effectively draining the cup of all its content whenever too much wine is poured into it. Source: Wikipedia. You may already know that China and United States are the two world giants when it… read more
10 Vintages of Fattoria di Montemaggio in a Vertical Wine Tasting at Vinitaly 2017

10 Vintages of Fattoria di Montemaggio in a Vertical Wine Tasting at Vinitaly 2017

May 12, 2017

Fattoria di Montemaggio presented 10 different vintages in a vertical wine tasting they organized at Vinitaly 2017. It took place in the stand of Fattoria di Montemaggio and it was put together for a small group of selected wine bloggers and influencers. This was one of the core activities of Fattoria di Montemaggio during the Vinitaly days. We will tell you all about it below. Tracing the history of Vinitaly It all started in September in 1967, when this event was called the Giornate del Vino Italiano. In 1978, Vinitaly got an international stamp by opening for foreign wineries to participate.… read more
Facts and Symbols Of Our Forebears Of Chianti Classico Region

Facts and Symbols Of Our Forebears Of Chianti Classico Region

April 14, 2017

Scarica la traduzione dell'articolo in italiano Easter is approaching as we write these words. The next few weeks are with little doubt the most important ones in the Western calendar, when people celebrate the cycle of death and rebirth or the renewal of ancient promises according to their most inner beliefs. For centuries many different cultures and religions also celebrated similar rites of passage, adding on to a corpus of traditions and giving birth to many long-lasting symbols, some of which made their way back into our daily life in the most unsuspected form. Easter's Symbols Take eggs for example.… read more
Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

Wine Aging: Popular Misconceptions

March 22, 2017

There are several popular misconceptions concerning wine – one of the most common ones is related to wine aging. “Aging” should not be a concern when it comes to white wine. We love whites for their perfume, subtlety and balance, so it is natural to drink them within a few months from purchase. Wait longer than 6 months and you risk missing the precise moment when the complex mix of its organoleptic features are in perfect balance (remember: these are general guidelines, not rules: exceptions are bound to exist!) For reds, however, there are certain varieties that may actually benefit from… read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio at Chianti Classico Collection 2017

Fattoria di Montemaggio at Chianti Classico Collection 2017

February 20, 2017

Last week, the yearly Chianti Classico Collection event, the so-called Anteprima of the vintages that are launched during the current year, took place. This event is organized at Stazione Leopolda, which is an exhibition space for events and trade shows in the heart of Florence. During two days, you can taste the new vintages of the Annata, Riserva, and, lately, also Gran Selezione from the different Chianti Classico producers. They also often bring new vintages of other wines they are producing. The Anteprime Toscane, i.e. the sneak peeks of wines from the different wine consortiums in Tuscany are events that draws… read more
A Classic Aperitivo with Fattoria di Montemaggio

A Classic Aperitivo with Fattoria di Montemaggio

January 30, 2017

Last week, on Thursday, January 26th, Fattoria di Montemaggio participated in the classic weekly aperitivo night organized by the Consortium of Chianti Classico at Mercato Centrale in Florence. Every Thursday three different wine producers belonging to the consortium participate in the happy hour night. Last Thursday, Montemaggio was there together with Poggi del Chianti and Il Molino di Grace. The consortium has a wine bar at Mercato Centrale where you have the possibility to taste wines from the different Chianti Classico producers. #FunFriday with some photos from the aperitivo with @chianticlassico yesterday at @MercatoC 🍷🍷#winelovers pic.twitter.com/P9n2klUuxz — Montemaggio (@Montemaggio) January 27, 2017… 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
The Oak Factor of Wine

The Oak Factor of Wine

November 16, 2016

For a person who’s new to the world of wine, the idea of oak in wine can seem confusing. But don’t worry, dear reader! If you’re one such individual that’s dumbfounded by the idea of oak, you can rely on us to educate you well on the subject! History of Oak Before there were bottles, wines were stored in wooden barrels to be sold to consumers. In fact, if you see many of the paintings (and movies) depicting times before the 1600s, you’ll notice some heavy barrels strewn about. It was because of these barrels that wine lovers acquired a… read more