Tag: Italian Wine

The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

The Wonderful World of Wine Clubs

January 23, 2020

Wine clubs are still a very popular occurrence, it is a way for wine club members to enjoy and experience new wines in the comfort of their homes. Wineries often have wine clubs too that are a bit different because there a wine club membership gives exclusive discounts or access to particular vintages, and similar. Let us discover more about the wonderful world of wine clubs. About the Wine Market... There has been a lot of talk about wine tariffs, basically, 2019 ended with a fear of the US implementing 100% tariffs on certain European goods, among which cheese and… read more
The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

The Destiny of a New Oak Barrel

October 1, 2019

Historically oak barrels were used for the transportation of wine. Aging of wine in barrique, tonneaux, or big cask is a later phenomenon. Today, there is an art in using oak barrels for the aging of wine. Different styles of wine require different types and or/the combination of different oak barrels, large or small. But is the use of barrique and other types of barrels dependent upon wine styles and trends or rather on the financial capacity of wineries? Can it even be assumed that the power of decision lies in the hands of the accountants running the numbers with… read more
Fattoria di Montemaggio at Chianti Classico Collection 2017

Fattoria di Montemaggio at Chianti Classico Collection 2017

February 20, 2017

Last week, the yearly Chianti Classico Collection event, the so-called Anteprima of the vintages that are launched during the current year, took place. This event is organized at Stazione Leopolda, which is an exhibition space for events and trade shows in the heart of Florence. During two days, you can taste the new vintages of the Annata, Riserva, and, lately, also Gran Selezione from the different Chianti Classico producers. They also often bring new vintages of other wines they are producing. The Anteprime Toscane, i.e. the sneak peeks of wines from the different wine consortiums in Tuscany are events that draws… read more