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Climate Change and the Future of Viticulture

Climate Change and the Future of Viticulture


Climate change is on everyone’s lips right now. Every day we can read or hear in the news how the climate conditions globally are changing and degenerating rapidly. All over the world, we need to work together and focus the resources on finding viable solutions. The work of the G20 group will indeed be very important for future measures regarding climate change. All the leading nations need to start doing their part. In this article, we will first take a step back in history to then continue to look closer at the effects of climate change on viticulture. A Step… read more
Chianti Wine Tours - Tuscan Experience Not To Be Missed

Chianti Wine Tours - Tuscan Experience Not To Be Missed


Italy's famous region of Tuscany is known for many things; its beautiful panoramic landscapes, rich history, culture, but above all its wine. The central area of Tuscany is referred to as “Chianti” or Chianti Classico wine country. If you’re planning a trip to Tuscany, be sure to make time for a wine tour along with complementary food pairings of regional dishes as well. Tuscany’s foods and wines serve up a gastronomic affair leaving all your senses tingling. This is one authentic experience that you simply won’t want to miss. The Chianti area produces both Chianti and Chianti Classico wines. These… read more
The Art of Pairing Weed with Wine and Food

The Art of Pairing Weed with Wine and Food


The question of legalized marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes has been a hot topic in many countries for several years now. Lately, marijuana, or cannabis, is starting to be considered also as a gourmet product that you, just as wine, can pair with food to heighten the experience. Indeed, the American Jamie Evans is probably the first Herb Somm offering courses and tasting events to promote the use of cannabis to enhance aromas and flavours. In Colorado and Las Vegas, Cultivating Spirits is a company offering cannabis dinners and tastings as well as cannabis tours. Let us look closer… read more
An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses

An Overview of the Best Champagne Glasses


Champagne is a beverage that has always had an air of luxury around it. Whether it was among the aristocracy in 18th-century France or among more contemporary film stars. "In a perfect world, everyone would have a glass of Champagne every evening." - Willi Gluckstern Today, Champagne is a sparkling wine that is more accessible for people in general even if it still gives an expression of luxury and magic. There are many artisanal Champagne producers who nowadays make fabulous products – so-called Grower Champagne - and to good prices. Another important aspect is the kind of glass that Champagne… read more
Blind Wine Tasting With Fattoria Di Montemaggio At Vinitaly

Blind Wine Tasting With Fattoria Di Montemaggio At Vinitaly


Vinitaly has come and gone this year. As every year, Fattoria di Montemaggio had a stand at Vinitaly to showcase the wines, meet new and old clients, friends, and wine lovers. Vinitaly is four days of non-stop wine euphoria in Verona in Italy. This year, Fattoria di Montemaggio had organized a small blind tasting for a selected group of wine professionals that we will tell you more about below. However, let us start by looking closer at Vinitaly this year… Vinitaly 2019 in experience and numbers Vinitaly, which started out back in September in 1967, opened its doors for the… read more
The Role of Women in an Evolving Wine World

The Role of Women in an Evolving Wine World


The 8th of March is the International Women’s Day (IWD) and before and after it gives rise to a lot of talk about women’s rights. Surprise surprise, it is actually a day having a deeper significance than giving mimosa flowers to the women around you and taking them out for dinner. It is a day to focus on how women can reach equality and balance in the still male-dominated society. The first IWD was organized in New York in 1909 by the Socialist Party of America and as a result, it was discussed the IWD ought to be a yearly… read more
Wines for Romance on Valentine’s Day

Wines for Romance on Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is here and for many, it is a day to treasure each other while for others it is more of a commercial hype. In any case, it is a day that many celebrate each in their own way. We wanted to take a closer look at Valentines Day’s historical origin and to highlight two of the wines we produce at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Radda in Chianti that we think are perfect for a romantic evening. A Celebration in Honour of Saint Valentine It all seems to begin BC with Christian martyrs and saints. There were apparently different… read more
All You Want to Know About Composting at Montemaggio

All You Want to Know About Composting at Montemaggio


January of 2019 is already in the last few days. All the activities at Fattoria di Montemaggio in Radda in Chianti are already in full force. Soon it is time to get prepared for the preview of the vintages released this year. However, the vines are still asleep and resting. Composting is something you can do all year round though. Fattoria di Montemaggio has just started composting and is very excited about it. In this article, we will look closer at the processes and benefits of composting. Organic Farming and Composting at Fattoria di Montemaggio Let us start by looking further… read more
Life Is Too Short, Find Your Wine! 5 Basic Wine Characteristics That Will Help You Find ‘The One’

Life Is Too Short, Find Your Wine! 5 Basic Wine Characteristics That Will Help You Find ‘The One’


You don’t have to be passionate about wines nor a connoisseur with a skilled palette that can distinguish the exact make, region, and type of grape from a single whiff. However, life is too short to never give Italian wine a try. The sheer intricacies and aroma of the Chianti Classico Riserva or full-bodied Chianti Classico are a must! In the midst of the Tuscany wine allure, have you found ‘The One’? If not, here are five characteristics that you can use as your guide to finding the wine that is meant for you:   1. The Sweetness Your ability… read more
Christmas Gift Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio

Christmas Gift Memories at Fattoria di Montemaggio


As we are entering December, the month of Christmas celebrations, the nowadays almost rush for finding the perfect Christmas gifts is at its peak. Also, in the world of wine, Christmas gifts have become important as a way of gifting your friends with specifically chosen wines. But where did it all start? What do we know about the origin of Christmas gifts? The Origins of the Christmas Gift Gift-giving as a tradition goes long back in history until before Christianity. It is considered to have been a pagan tradition in connection with the celebration of the winter solstice in Europe.… read more

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