What Do American Wine Consumers Want?

Winemaking and grapegrowing are passions, but they’re also businesses. Every winemaker wants to know what consumers are looking for in a bottle. To try to answer that question, Sonoma State University and the Wine Business Institute conducted their second-annual survey of American wine-consumer preferences, releasing the results this week. They found that when it comes…

Beaujolais Wine

Beaujolais is an important wine region of eastern France, famous for its vibrant, fruity red wines made from Gamay. It is located immediately south of Burgundy, of which it is sometimes considered to be a part, despite being within the Rhone administrative region. The widespread plantings of Gamay here make Beaujolais one of the few regions…

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….

Map of Italian Wine Regions

Italian wine is one of the most difficult regions to get to know. Why? Well for one, the Italians use an esoteric wine labeling system, like the French. But that’s not even the biggest problem. The hardest part is learning all the different grape varieties. At the moment, there are about 350 official Italian wine varieties….

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…

Trento Doc Brut Riserva 2013 – Balter

CLASSIFICATION: Trento DOC V.S.Q.P.R.D. Metodo Classico 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: Chardonnay 80 % Pinot noir 20 % – “Fields n. 1 / 12” – Training system: Guyot and modified “pergola trentina” – South-facing. VINIFICATION: Handmade…