Month: July 2016

3 delicious Russian recipes to taste with Tuscan wines!

3 delicious Russian recipes to taste with Tuscan wines!

July 26, 2016

There is nothing to prevent anyone from indulging in experimenting with wine and food: from classic recipes that you know well to more unusual recipes that, perhaps, do not belong to the culinary traditions of your country. Below we suggest 3 delicious and very tasty Russian recipes that can go very well with our Tuscan wines: Chianti Classico Riserva, Torre di Montemaggio IGT e  Chardonnay di Montemaggio IGT.   Salad Olivier (Russian salad) Manti (Russian dumplings) Shashlik (Meat and vegetables skewers) Scarica le 3 ricette in Italiano (Download the recipes in Italian). Salad Olivier (Russian Salad) Scarica la ricetta in Italiano… read more
A mindful mind and a glass of wine!

A mindful mind and a glass of wine!

July 21, 2016

Wine and mindfulness would seem to belong to totally different worlds, but I think that instead, these two concepts are in some way correlated. Here I will try to explain you the correlation, so bear with me! I will first introduce the concept of mindfulness and then clarify the connection with the wine world. Mindfulness nowadays is a highly used concept. And although you can hear people talking about it almost everywhere, it is not so easy to understand and to put into practice in everyday life. John Zabat-Zinn, a professor of Mindfulness and Medicine Emeritus and creator of the… read more
The Celebratory Culture of White Wine

The Celebratory Culture of White Wine

July 15, 2016

What is wine, but a symbol of celebration with brilliance and gusto! Wine is a symbol of something, if not celebration. Having become a part of our culture in a sense that no occasion seems complete without a glass of that satisfactory concoction, wine has well and truly made its mark in the global society. However, from the many wines that grace us with their tasteful presence, the one style of wine that exceeds all others is that of white wine. White wine, along with champagne, is a staple in many celebratory events. From weddings to small, elegant get-togethers, white… read more
Organic Farming at Montemaggio

Organic Farming at Montemaggio

July 14, 2016

Montemaggio has been organically certified since 2009, which has been an important step in order to reduce the use of chemicals to a minimum and being able to offer high-quality wines. However, what does it mean for a winery to be organic in its approach and what is the difference between organic and biodynamic farming? Let us take a closer look below at the history behind organic and biodynamic agriculture as well as discussing the organic methods adopted here at Montemaggio. Organic vs. Biodynamic Farming...A Brief History Organic farming The history of organic and biodynamic farming seems to walk very… read more
How To Cook With Wine - Professional Edition

How To Cook With Wine - Professional Edition

July 12, 2016

Wine, as a cooking ingredient, offers a cacophony of flavors. Compliant with sweet, sour and spicy delicacies, wine increases the taste of the dish with its complex blend of body, acidity, notes and other subtleties. But it’s not every wine that gives food that perfect touch. Preparing food with wine is not for those who prefer quick fixes in the kitchen. It can only work if you know how the wine will complement the flavor of the food. That is truly something that only professionals in the gastronomical field can experiment with. So to help you understand the concept of… read more
How to Choose the Best Source for Olive Oil

How to Choose the Best Source for Olive Oil

July 9, 2016

For those of us who love to eat healthy, one ingredient in our daily palette that benefits us most is that of olive oil. Olive oil is truly one of the best cooking oils that nature has rewarded us with. But how do we know which oil is best? Terms like “organic” and “extra virgin” is not something everyone is aware of. So how do we know that the choice we make is right? Little Knowledge about Olive Oil There are several phrases that are associated with olive oil: pure, virgin and extra virgin. Many companies market their olive oil… read more
Visiting Wineries – Top Tips for your Italy Tour

Visiting Wineries – Top Tips for your Italy Tour

July 5, 2016

Visiting a winery in Italy is perhaps always the first item in every wine lover’s bucket list. Indeed, many individuals consider this drink to be a privilege, rather than a luxury. So the chance to visit a winery in real life presents them with a wonderful opportunity – a chance to experience a stunning location, as they indulge in a sip of exquisitely created wine. As a renowned Italian winery, Montemaggio receives its fair share of wine lovers throughout the year. And every time we encounter them, we understand a bit more about the connection that many people have with… read more
Our Decanter World Wine Awards winning wines

Our Decanter World Wine Awards winning wines

July 1, 2016

We are happy to announce that our wines got awarded by the Decanter World Wine Awards, the most prestigious wine competition in the world. Below you can see all the details about the winning wines and the awards and points received during the competition. CHIANTI CLASSICO Year: 2011 Points: 92 pt Award: Silver medal See Certificate QUINTA ESSENTIA DI MONTEMAGGIO IGT Year: 2011 Points: 88 pt Award: Bronze medal See Certificate CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA Year: 2010 Points: 83 pt Award: Seal of approval See Certificate TORRE DI MONTEMAGGIO IGT Year: 2012 Points: 84 pt Award: Seal of approval See Certificate… read more