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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


Chianti Classico history 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 past there has been much debate on what the etymology of this word was. The most accredited thesis is that it derives from the Etruscan term "Clante". This… read more
7 Scientific Benefits of Taking Adventurous Road Trip

7 Scientific Benefits of Taking Adventurous Road Trip


Take an 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 into a car, and setting 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.… 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
3 Reasons To Drink Wine For Better Health

3 Reasons To Drink Wine For Better Health


Image by Photo Mix from Pixabay Benefits of Wine & Your Health Many wine lovers consider wine a social drink, irrespective of whether they take it periodically or once every day. And rightfully so, wine compliments almost every meal or occasion very well. However, not many people know the immense health benefits of wine, apart from the fact that it’s good for the heart. Research has shown that wine, red wine specifically, provides different health advantages. You don't need any particular reasons to down one more glass of your favorite wine, but this knowledge can be very useful. Therefore, continue… read more
The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience

The Return of the Picnic as the Ultimate Experience


Summer is the time for picnics and to enjoy the outdoor landscape in good company and with snackable food. This year, in this period of social distancing outdoor eating, it has become even more of a trend, even for restaurants and wineries. Here at Fattoria di Montemaggio, we also offer light lunch/picnics as one of the ways for our guests to enjoy their visit to our estate. Check out our other tours here. Did you know, though, that picnics originally was an indoor concept? Let’s dive in to learn more about picnics… The Picnic Was Born in France Like many… read more
A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life

A Brilliant Article about Fattoria di Montemaggio By Sparkling Life


We always feel humbled and happy when people appreciate and understand our philosophy and the work that we are carrying out at the Fattoria di Montemaggio estate day by day. Support is of the essence but it is also important to give back. Therefore, we want to thank Irina Mihailenko for her awesome article on her blog Sparkling Life and reshare it with you here with her permission. Irina, we are thrilled about your article. Read on… The translated version of Irina's article - "Fattoria di Montemaggio" - in Sparkling Life I visited Fattoria di Montemaggio for the first time… read more