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Basic differences between regular olive oil and extra virgin olive oil

Basic differences between regular olive oil and extra virgin olive oil

July 28, 2015

Olive oil is basically the oil that is obtained from olives. There are various variations and varieties of olive oils available in the market these days. It is important to remember that these variations of olive oil depend on their process of extraction, the level of additives used, and free oleic acid levels. Olive oil gradation Normally, if you put regular olive oil and extra virgin olive oil side by side, you will notice that the extra virgin olive oil is noticeably darker in color, whereas the regular olive oil is brighter and lighter in color. This color discrepancy, nevertheless,… read more
The Most Popular Types of Red Wines

The Most Popular Types of Red Wines

July 1, 2015

Red wines are one of the most popular drinks in the world. They are mainly produced from black or red grapes. Not only are they paired with food but they are also consumed on their own. Normally, they are paired up with red meat like beef, lamb, roasts and even veal as they stand for class and their perfect blend of aroma, taste, color and flavor tantalizes people’s taste buds. The most popular types of red wines include: 1. Brunello Brunello is a bold red Tuscan wine. It is comparatively more expensive than other red wines. It is normally only… read more
The Ultimate Guide to Sangiovese Wine from Tuscany

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
What makes the Chianti Classico Riserva so special?

What makes the Chianti Classico Riserva so special?

July 1, 2015

Chianti is an Italian wine that is made out of a blend of different kinds of grapes from the Chianti region. The chief dissimilarity between regular Chianti and others depends on the minimum percentage permission of Sangiovese grapes i.e. 75% along with the rules that permit white grapes to be blended in as well. The alcohol content is normally around 11%. Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva are two of the best Chianti wines that are admired all over the world. Wondering what makes Chianti Classico different from regular Chianti? Chianti Classico has a minimum 80% of Sangiovese grapes and… read more
Reasons why a small glass of wine everyday may be good for you!

Reasons why a small glass of wine everyday may be good for you!

June 20, 2015

For many, the ideal picture of relaxation after a long day is sitting down in a comfy chair and sipping on a glass of delicious wine. Similarly when the phrase “guilty pleasure” is brought up, two things typically come to mind: fine chocolates and delicious wine. The image of wine has long been one of luxury, relaxation, and “guilty pleasure.” Why guilty? Because wine, linked with alcohol is generally thought of as unhealthful, but what if I told you the opposite was true (in moderation of course). I would not say that wine could be placed under the category of… read more
Best grapes for wine making

Best grapes for wine making

June 1, 2015

Are you a wine lover? If you are, then you must be aware of the fact that the varieties of grapes  used in the winemaking process heavily influence its flavor and texture. You must also know that Italian wines are famous for their historical background, taste and finesse. Different kinds of grapes are used to make wines all around the world with some being more popular than the others. Let’s have a look at some of the best grape varieties used for winemaking. 1. Sangiovese Grapes Sangiovese grapes are black in color. They are grown widely in the Central parts… read more
4 Classic Italian Dishes That You’ve Got To Try!

4 Classic Italian Dishes That You’ve Got To Try!

May 28, 2015

Who doesn’t love Italian food! In fact Elizabeth Gilbert from ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ spent her entire stay in Italy eating different kinds of Italian foods and feeding her soul. It not only taught her a lot about life but a lot about herself as well. Italian cuisine is influenced by culture, history and traditions, along with seasonal changes. No Italian meal is complete without wine so we have picked out 4 of the most summery healthier versions of classic Italian foods that you should try this season. 1. Prosciutto Calzones with Red Pepper and Fontina Flavorful and aromatic prosciutto ingratiates… read more
The Chianti Classico

The Chianti Classico

May 26, 2015

If you have tried our Chianti Classico and have liked it, chances are that you want to know a little bit more about the Chianti Classico in general. Chianti Classico is mainly produced from Sangiovese grapes along with a small portion of the Merlot. It is considered one of the most admired red wines in the United States. It is known for its dryness and its ability to pair up with a wide variety of foods. Chianti Classico is called Chianti because it is made in the Chianti region in Tuscany. This area in central Italy is known for its… read more
The all-Italian grappa – varieties, history and more

The all-Italian grappa – varieties, history and more

May 25, 2015

The famous Grappa is a unique Italian drink. The all Italian Grappa is traditionally made using pomace, discarded seeds of grapes and stems and stalks that are normally a byproduct of the entire wine making process. The famous Italian Grappa has been popular since the late middle ages. Also known as the ‘firewater’, the Italian Grappa has been Italy’s favorite drink for ages. Italians are famous for adding this strong drink to make their espressos even stronger. They call it correcting their espresso. Do not forget to try the famous caffè corretto the next time you go to Italy. Grappa… read more
Chianti Classico Collection 2015 Fattoria di Montemaggio

Chianti Classico Collection 2015 Fattoria di Montemaggio

February 11, 2015

Firenze 17-18 febbraio 2015 La Fattoria Montemaggio, per questa importate occasione, presenta le anteprima di quattro vini; i primi due usciranno sul mercato tra un anno o  due, il terzo tra circa due anni, il Rosè a breve: Chianti Classico Montemaggio 2011 Il 2011 è stata un'annata molto calda in agosto. Trovandosi Montemaggio in una zona piuttosto alta le uve hanno raggiunto comunque un'ottima maturazione, senza problemi si sovra maturazione come in zone più basse. Il vino in questione è molto elegante, fine, con una bella freschezza; da bere in tutte le occasioni essendo particolarmente versatile. Chianti Classico Riserva Montemaggio… read more