Amarone 101

What is this delectable drink we call Amarone? And how is it made? Amarone is a dried-grape wine made using the appassimento (ah-pah-see-men-toh) method—a process whereby grapes are left to dry for several months and then pressed once they have lost between 40% and 50% of their original weight. Grapes are picked while they still…

If you love this Beer then you will love this Wine

Tonight at work was a strange night. We were full of tourist from Germany, Australia and Usa. Where i work is a nice restaurant in the center of Florence and we are famous for our Wine List , because we do a huge research and we taste all the wines before we propose to the clients….

Red Wine Information & Basics

With hundreds of varieties of red wine grapes, there is as much red wine information to learn about as there are red grapes planted in all corners of the globe. That being said, you’ll likely encounter only a handful of these grapes most often. In this red wine basics section, we cover the flavor profiles and…

Wine For Beginners

Wine is more than just a drink; it’s a lifestyle, a survey into history, a gastronomic adventure, a study in farming and a way to explore different cultures. But with so many different angles to approach wine, how do you get started? Fortunately, there are only a few basic techniques to learn as well as…

Barbanico Vallagarina rosso IGT – Balter

CLASSIFICATION: Barbanico Vallagarina rosso IGT GROUND: Hills of morainal origin, based on chalky rocks. Substantial amount of clay in a medium mixture weaving; a four-yearly organic fertilization is the sole natural operation made. VARIETY: 60 % Lagrein – planted in 1969, 20 % Merlot – planted in 1991, 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon – planted in…

Mongrana Maramma Igt 2010 – Querciabella

#80 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2013 Varieties : Sangiovese ( 50%), Merlot (25 % ) ; Cabernet Sauvignon ( 25%). Viticulture : Biodynamic (since first planting , 1997). Average production: 130,000 bottles ( 10.833 cases ) . Appellation : IGT Maremma Toscana First vintage : 2005 Average alcohol content: 13.5 % vol . Ideal serving temperature…