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Magnum, the perfect wine bottle size for your party

If you are throwing a party or having friends over for dinner and you are more than five, then the best wine option for you is to pick a magnum. As you already know, a magnum has twice as much wine as a standard bottle, which makes it the ideal choice for groups of five or six people. One magnum enables you to have more than one glass of wine … [Read more...] about Magnum, the perfect wine bottle size for your party

2018: Five techniques to taste wine like a pro

As usual every year in January, there are great shopping deals, lots of things to do and new beginnings, and while winter sets in, we make our New Year’s resolutions. It is a tradition, a goal to accomplish or even a utopia, but anyhow, we set to change or improve our lives. Dominating the art of tasting wine could be one of those things we have … [Read more...] about 2018: Five techniques to taste wine like a pro

The ‘posturing’ of wine drinking: the detail (and II)

Prudence and confidence. These are the two main tips that we gave in the previous entry of this space when presenting ourselves if not as wine experts, at least as knowledgeable about the topic, this Christmas. The well-known blog 'El comidista' 'placed' a wine costing one euro per litre in a tasting for wine connoisseurs, and in the majority of … [Read more...] about The ‘posturing’ of wine drinking: the detail (and II)

Traditional wine production; the temperature is key (I)

Craft beer is experiencing a worldwide boom and the widespread availability of home brewing kits has transformed this practice into a real passion for many people. Domestic winemaking is less popular, although it is not as complicated as it might seem if you follow a series of specific steps which are not that different to the process used in any … [Read more...] about Traditional wine production; the temperature is key (I)

Our commitment: diversity

Italy is the country with the most diverse vineyards according to the International Organisation of  Vine and Wine (OIV). With 690,000 hectares, the Sangiovese grape is the most dominant, representing 8% of all vineyards, followed by the Montepulciano, Glera and Pinot Gris grapes (4%) and Merlot (3%).  77% of the remaining vineyards are split … [Read more...] about Our commitment: diversity

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