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Sommelier certification: should I get one?

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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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Sommelier certification: should I get one?

Sommelier certification: should I get one?

If you’re passionate about drinking wine, you may have wondered if you should up your level of knowledge by getting a sommelier certification. There are many educational bodies around the world that offer courses leading up to diplomas or certifications in wine, but do you need to do one, or would you be best off …Read More
March 3, 2017
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Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico: what is it and what does it do?

Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico: what is it and what does it do?

Being a wine lover (how could you not be, if you’ve landed on our blog?), you have certainly heard of the Consorzio Chianti Classico but have you ever wondered what this denomination actually means for all the wine-cellars present within its jurisdiction? To be a part of the Chianti Classico family is synonymous of quality, …Read More
February 28, 2017
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Women and Wine: a timeless pairing

Women and Wine: a timeless pairing

In the world of art, women and wine are considered among the most powerful muses with their inebriating qualities – but what kind of fascinating stories tie them together? Did you know that there was a time that women actually couldn’t drink wine? Throughout history, here are a few examples across painting and poetry that illustrate the …Read More
February 27, 2017
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Around the world travel for wine lovers

Around the world travel for wine lovers

Any wine lover will have a bucket list of places to visit based on fantastic wines tasted on various occasions, such as social events, parties, wine clubs or the like. As we all know, great wine is always made in beautiful places, since vines tend to enjoy growing in favourable climates just as we enjoy …Read More
February 22, 2017
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The Roman Empire and wine: fun facts you might not know

The Roman Empire and wine: fun facts you might not know

The earliest influences in the wine making process date back to the ancient Greeks and the Etruscans, but the rise of the Roman Empire also brought about important technological advancements and many of the groundbreaking techniques now present in modern winemaking were first developed in ancient Roman times. At the beginning of the Republic, vine growing was …Read More
February 10, 2017
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Wine bottles and cork crafts: 7 awesome ideas

Wine bottles and cork crafts: 7 awesome ideas

Sometimes buying a bottle of wine can open (Or should we say uncork?) a realm of DIY possibilities. After you’ve emptied it of its content (an important part of the creative process), wash the bottle thoroughly and always remember to keep the stopper – amazing creative ideas lie ahead (and hey, let’s face it: this …Read More
February 8, 2017
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The benefits of red wine for the heart

The benefits of red wine for the heart

We are completely devoted to the wellbeing of our customers and we believe in the value of research and sharing information – even from a scientific standpoint. Much has been said on the presumed benefits of red wine for the heart, so we wanted to put our two cents into the discussion. In Italy we …Read More
January 20, 2017
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Major Wine Events in Italy in 2017

Major Wine Events in Italy in 2017

If you’re a passionate wine-lover out of personal interest, or if you work in the field, you’ll be looking at your calendar right now, at the beginning of the year, and penciling in what wine events you want to attend around the world. Right? There are numerous important wine events in Italy in 2017, and …Read More
January 18, 2017
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How to read a wine label in Italy

How to read a wine label in Italy

When faced with a myriad of wine choices in a store, what influences you to decide which one to bring home? How do you know what you’re buying if it’s an unfamiliar brand or type of wine? The label is of course the number one source of information in this case, but different countries have …Read More
January 13, 2017
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Chocolate and wine pairing

Chocolate and wine pairing

Chocolate may be the dessert par excellence. This “food of the gods” can be enjoyed in many forms, from a pure slab of dark chocolate to milk chocolate pudding, decadent chocolate cakes or choco-chip cookies. For many, it’s the only way to end a meal. When preparing a multi-course meal with wine pairings, or if …Read More
December 7, 2016