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8 Tips to Host A Wine Tasting Party

8 Tips to Host A Wine Tasting Party


Image Source Wine tasting party ideas are unique and exciting for the people who love to try out new wine types. You can arrange for such parties to try new wines, and thereby improve your palate. It can also be held with any dinner party where you get to open different wine bottles, compare the vintages along with the regional ones, and enjoy the ambiance and the wines with a lively discussion. But before planning a wine tasting party, don't forget to get your bottle of Shiraz wine for the ultimate enjoyment. Hosting a party can be confusing sometimes. But… read more
Finding Something Positive in 2020 in Review

Finding Something Positive in 2020 in Review


Resolve to be More Positive We will soon be ringing in the new year, 2021, and saying bye-bye to the long and quite traumatizing year of 2020. It has not been an easy year, it has been trying for us all, especially in the wine world, and filled with one blow after another. As if a pandemic was not enough, the US was hit by social unrest and riots due to the killing of George Floyd, earthquakes as the latest one just days ago in Croatia, flooding in Naples, scandals of sexual harassment in the US wine world, and much… read more
Taking Your Pets Along This Holiday? Five Things You Must Pack

Taking Your Pets Along This Holiday? Five Things You Must Pack


Do you want to take your pets along this holiday? Many people have profound love and attachment to their pets. They do not see their pet as an animal but as a part of the family. The preparation you made for the journey, however, determines how comfortable the journey will be. As a result, it is vital to get set with every necessary material to help you have a great experience on your holiday with your pet. Photo by @rrinna from Pexels Some people cannot afford to leave their pets behind while they fly off for the holidays. Many pet owners don't find… read more
A Year of Unparalleled Change in the Wine World

A Year of Unparalleled Change in the Wine World


How Times Have Changed & So Must We Christmas 2020 is knocking on the door. A year that has been overall difficult due to the pandemic, both out of health reasons, obviously, but also because of economic and overall mental reasons. It has been a year when becoming digitally proficient has been essential for a winery. The way we talk about and experience wine has also changed slightly. Let us look closer at some changes in the wine sector that Covid has brought about during 2020. To change or not to change... When Covid hit the world and we were… read more
The Wine Experiences: Beyond the Wine

The Wine Experiences: Beyond the Wine


How to Experience Beyond the Wine The experiential factor in the world of wine has always been present. This kind of product has always fascinated a niche of experts who once fell in love with the nectar of gods and lived the wine as an ultra-sensorial experience and in some cases as something religious. Today, however, we can observe a progressive transformation of the consumer. Not only experts: wine seems to have entered in our lives in a completely new way and to arouse the interest of most of people. We perceived something Beyond the Wine. This is the change… read more
Chianti Classico's Origins

Chianti Classico's Origins


After that we've talked about the different sub-areas of Chianti Classico , we felt it was our duty to tell how the "Chianti Classico" was actually born at the institution level. In this short article we will talk about a series of curiosities related to the origin of Chianti Classico and its history. We will start by talking about the origin of the name, since the name is that attribute that identifies us, it is therefore correct to start from here: First of all, we must emphasize that the origin of the name Chianti is not yet certain. In the… read more
7 Scientific Benefits of Taking Adventurous Road Trip

7 Scientific Benefits of Taking Adventurous Road Trip


"It's not about the destination but the journey!" Traveling is one of the most rewarding and empowering activities a person can embark on. Apart from self-development, it also leads a person in creating a myriad of lifetime memories. A road trip is another unique travel experience. The thought of dropping everything, hopping on a car, and set off into a new adventure is an astounding idea for the ultimate vacation. A road trip presents opportunities for us to discover places that we never knew existed. Taking off on an adventurous road trip has plentiful benefits. With a little bit of… read more
Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory

Chianti Classico Sangiovese: When a wine becomes the maximum expression of the territory


    If there is one thing that anyone can notice, from an expert to a beginner, it is that when we are tasting a great wine we understand it from the fact that the wine itself will give us a definite and real idea of what is the land from which it comes. It will tell us its own story, in a direct and clear, but above all, involving way. There is a term, that the French invented, that probably someone will already know: we are talking about the word Terrior. This terminology is used to explain the relationship… read more
The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope

The Quality of the Harvest 2020 Gives Hope


Wine Harvest & Hope Harvest this year (2020) has been a small ray of sunshine in an otherwise fairly dark and gloomy year. This, in the sense that the quality seems to have been very good, if not excellent, from the north to the south in Italy. Covid has had its grip over Italy and the entire world for most of this year. Due to lockdown in the spring, many sales channels dried up and wineries found themselves with the cellars full of stock. New sales channels had to be explored fairly quickly, e-commerce (buying wine online) and digital marketing… read more
Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine

Something Old And Something New, And It's Orange Wine


Orange wine has been rising steadily in popularity during the last years. It might still be considered by some as a trend only but for most wine lovers it is a winemaking method that has returned to stay. Why is it called orange wine and what does it mean? Does it have anything to do with Holland and their national color? Perhaps it is the Dutch national wine? Does it have anything to do with oranges? Is it a fruit wine? Well, it is a clear no to all of these questions. Let us dig a bit deeper into the… read more