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Understanding Alcohol Content in Wine

Understanding Alcohol Content in Wine

November 1, 2016

The wonderful sensation of a smooth wine is something that most of us cherish after a long day’s work. With a nice, fruity bouquet of grapes and added ingredients, we get a beverage that easily replaces even the headiest of different elixirs. But one element of wine that increases the hedonistic feeling of wine even further is that of wine’s alcohol content. Now, debate has been going on for a long time about the alcohol content in wine. However, according to wine connoisseurs, the alcohol content isn’t really something that should be up for such debate. And here, we’ll tell… read more
5 Reasons Why Wine Is Better In Italy

5 Reasons Why Wine Is Better In Italy

October 29, 2016

The lush rolling greens of Chianti gleam as your backdrop. You’ve got a glass of the most perfect Italian red wine in your hand. The cicadas are buzzing amongst the flower patches and the promise of a relaxed evening looms ahead! These are the memories that come to mind when you take a sip of that gorgeous Italian red. So why is it that the effects of that wine seem slightly dull; even though it’s from the same vineyard that gave you such heady memories? We may have a few reasons for that! Enjoying Wine in Italy Reason#1: You’re Relaxed… read more
The Age of Organic Wine

The Age of Organic Wine

October 25, 2016

One glass of red Italian wine a day can do wonders for your heart and soul. And when you have a glass of organic wine in your hands, the benefits only become more precious. For long, vintners have used the concept of organic, natural and Sulphur-free wine as a way of bringing a healthier wine option to the world. And wine lovers have welcomed it with open arms. However, since not many vineyards around the world have yet caught on to the idea of organic wine, wine lovers are still at a loss to understand how they should handle their… read more
Gran Selezione - A New Era of Chianti Classico Wines

Gran Selezione - A New Era of Chianti Classico Wines

October 23, 2016

Do you like the Chianti Classico wines? Then you might also like to read more about the different tiers of the Chianti Classico pyramid. You might already be quite familiar with the definitions of Annata and Riserva wines, but do you know what Gran Selezione refers to? This new top tier was introduced a couple of years ago. But what does it mean? Let’s see if we can find out together here... 300 years of Chianti Classico The Chianti Classico consortium is this year celebrating 300 years of Chianti Classico wine having organized a set of events in the month of September.… read more
Can a Wine Decanter Affect the Taste of Wine?

Can a Wine Decanter Affect the Taste of Wine?

October 18, 2016

The sultry smooth texture of Italian red wine as it pours out of the decanter is enough to seduce anyone who is even the least bit interested in wine. Decanting may not look like much, but the process of allowing the wine to have increased exposure to oxygen can significantly affect the taste by softening the harsher tannins and letting the floral and fruity aromas take center stage. This is how decanting affects the flavor of wine. However, you can’t simply use any decanter for your red or white. Here is some insight so you can make the right decision… read more
Organic Wine – What Different Labels Mean

Organic Wine – What Different Labels Mean

October 15, 2016

When wanting to enjoy wine in its finest state, it is essential that you taste organic wine. Created from grapes whose growth is excluded of artificial chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides and other harmful elements, organic wine boasts a long list of benefits and tastes that one would not otherwise be able to enjoy with non-organic wine. However, when we say organic wine, what exactly do we mean? To help you understand, Montemaggio lists some of the terms you may have noticed on organic wine bottles. Understanding Organic Wine Labels 100% Organic This means that all ingredients used to create this… read more
Understanding the Art of Blending Wines

Understanding the Art of Blending Wines

October 12, 2016

As a concoction that offers the most beautiful flavors and notes for our palette, wine maintains its reputation as a way to create blends that would truly exceed all expectations. Connoisseurs have been creating wine blends throughout history, but it takes a talented wine lover with an eye for beauty in flavor to create a mixture that offers the very best expressions of wine. But how do you do so? For that, your friendly neighborhood winemakers are here to educate you about the factors that affect the perfect blend of wine. But first, a little lesson in understanding the complexities… read more
Top 5 Wine Myths Debunked!

Top 5 Wine Myths Debunked!

October 9, 2016

Love your wine, but can’t seem to shake off those suspicions? You are not alone. As a favorite topic for many, wine has been the center for many speculations, some of which were not entirely in its favor. But not to worry; we at Montemaggio set your fears to rest! Which Wine Myth Shouldn’t You Believe? 1. The More Expensive The Wine, the Better It Is It would be a real shame if only expensive wine gave people the chance to experience wine at its best. However, if you really want to enjoy good wine, going for high priced ones… read more
The Different Taste Styles of Chianti, Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva

The Different Taste Styles of Chianti, Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva

October 6, 2016

Wine is “wine” and there is nothing more beautiful than that. The power that this name carries promise all, that one sip of this heady elixir can transport us into a world of pleasure through taste. Truthfully, it is just the sensation of having a glass of wine in your hand that instantly beckons the drinker on their path toward hedonism. But with such a complex mechanism that wine presents, is it justifiable to say that wine is just wine? The Many Styles of Wine Red wine is the most famous wine in the world, there’s no doubt about that.… read more
The Mixologist’s Guide to Grappa Cocktails and Treats

The Mixologist’s Guide to Grappa Cocktails and Treats

October 3, 2016

Strong, elegant and adventurous; grappa is one alcoholic drink that truly takes its drinker for a ride of a lifetime. Created from the skin, seeds and stalks of the grapes that are used to create wine, grappa offers an almost hedonistic taste of grape, but with a touch of earthiness and sharpness. With so many characteristics that show it as a truly out-of-the-ordinary concoction, it may come as quite a surprise for many that this drink is now being used to create an exciting number of truly delicious cocktails. But that’s not all. Amongst those who take the singular consumption… read more