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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

The Mediterranean Diet: key to nutritional policies

It is possible to find tens, even hundreds of definitions of the Mediterranean diet on the internet. We like to relate this concept, rather than to a nutritional plan, to a lifestyle that includes both a pattern for consuming a group of foods and a set of habits forged over thousands of years as a cultural and generational inheritance. The … [Read more...] about The Mediterranean Diet: key to nutritional policies

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