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Brunello di Montalcino: Discovering a Wine Zone

Wine Guide

This is our wine guide, with blog posts to help you discover numerous things about Italian wine… and beyond! If you’re interested in learning more about the role of grapes like Sangiovese in Tuscan wine, about what scents and flavours you’ll find in red wine or how to pair wine with food, let us guide you. In this section you’ll also find articles about wine and travel, wine accessories like the best corkscrews or wine glasses to use, tips on how to order your vintage at a restaurant or how to pick the perfect bottle as a gift for any occasion.

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Brunello di Montalcino: Discovering a Wine Zone

Brunello di Montalcino: Discovering a Wine Zone

If I had to describe Montalcino in three words, I would choose uniqueness, history and tradition. The Brunello di Montalcino wine zone is one of Tuscany’s most famous terroirs, and it makes top quality wines. Here’s everything you need to know about it. The history of Brunello   The picturesque village of Montalcino and its green …Read More
October 26, 2018
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How to Photograph Wine for instagram Success

How to Photograph Wine for instagram Success

If you love wine and sharing it with friends, these tips on how to photograph wine will take that sharing to the next level with great pics on Instagram.Read More
October 19, 2018
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Leftover Wine: Tuscan tips on what to do with it

Leftover Wine: Tuscan tips on what to do with it

Leftover wine. It happens. Maybe after a party when your friends leave and you start tidying up the kitchen. Well, that glass or half bottle of wine can be the first ingredient for a new recipe and a (very) good excuse to invite your friends at dinner once again. Here are five clever ideas to …Read More
September 19, 2018
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How to Choose Wine: the right method for you

How to Choose Wine: the right method for you

Are you passionate about wine but are not a professional sommelier? Do you love to buy bottles but feel lost in front of the shelves? The simplest solution would be to give you my mobile number so I can become your consultant, but since that’s not really an option, let me walk you through the …Read More
August 30, 2018
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New World vs Old World Wine: what are the differences?

New World vs Old World Wine: what are the differences?

During a recent dinner with wine colleagues from around the world, Brian, from the United States, while tasting a Tempranillo from Spain, said: ‘’Well… it’s New World to me.” This gave us the idea to do a blind tasting of Old World vs. New World Wine. That night, amongst friends from France, Italy, Spain, Greece, …Read More
July 17, 2018
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Rosé wine: still a summer favourite

Rosé wine: still a summer favourite

It’s refreshing, light, aromatic and uniquely flavoured and pairs perfectly with many traditional Tuscan dishes and more. We’re talking about rosé wine, a forever figure of the Italian summer. Drinking rosé has become a recurring trend every year when the first heat starts to make its presence felt through to the end of the summer. …Read More
June 12, 2018
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10 Wine-Based Cocktails

10 Wine-Based Cocktails

We decided to make our own version of summer which doesn’t involve getting burnt under the Tuscan sun! When humidity is high and all you want is a refreshing drink, why not indulge in an easy-to-make 5’o clock wine-based cocktail? Wine can be used in so many different ways, from adding some to a special …Read More
June 6, 2018
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Wine World Trends 2018: facts about wine consumption and market

Wine World Trends 2018: facts about wine consumption and market

In general, it’s not always easy to predict what type of wine while be most popular in a given year. Often this prediction does not only depend on the trends of the moment but also on the tastes and purchasing power of the consumer. Trends in the wine world are often influenced by thoughts and …Read More
April 26, 2018
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The best books about wine to give as a gift

The best books about wine to give as a gift

Here at Dievole we cherish culture in all its forms and strongly believe that words can be as inebriating as a nice glass of Chianti Classico. Here’s a list of must-read wine books that your liquor-loving friends are sure to enjoy – especially if paired with a nice bottle of Tuscan vintage! The Wine Country Mystery …Read More
April 23, 2018
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Corkscrew: the best wine openers and how to use them correctly

Corkscrew: the best wine openers and how to use them correctly

Have you ever tried to open a bottle of wine using the classic winged corkscrew in front of a wine-connoisseur? If you have, I imagine you can still remember the look of disgust on their face! Jokes aside, I felt the need to write about this this because if there’s one thing that differentiates a …Read More
April 3, 2018