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3 Classic Prosecco Cocktails to Break the Ice

Are you planning a dinner party, and not sure what drinks to serve? As guests arrive, you may want to serve them an aperitif cocktail to break the ice and stir up the conversation. There is nothing better to break the ice than original cocktails with a special ingredient like Prosecco as the base. Here are some interesting Prosecco cocktails to break the ice at your next...


Wine Production Under Strain

The International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) reported that this year's wine production had been at its lowest since the 1960's. Indeed, the harvest saw an 8% fall in production with only 246.7 million hectolitres. Moreover, despite a growing wine consumption among different population types, the production decreases steadily.

According to the OIV, climate change...


What kind of Wine is Amarone?


Amarone della Valpolicella it’s a very particular wine, made from raisins, previously dried in the sun, as is done with the variety Pedro Ximénez to get the sweet wine of the same name. For this wine, and contrary to what is usually done in most raisin wines, local red varieties are used first instead of white, and secondly, the result would be dry wine with...


Italy's winegrowers: Leaders in organic wine production

Organic cultivation is not just a trend but a way of understanding agriculture that's increasingly gaining ground. And wine production makes no exception there. The cultivation of organic vineyards continues to grow, especially in Italy, where you find 1.300 wineries of certified organic cultivation.

In fact, Italy is at the top of organic wine production worldwide and...


13 essential food for spring season

With the arrival of spring our fridge is full of color and our citrus fruits may be changed for strawberries, cherries, plums, asparagus and spinach. Therefore, now is the perfect time to enjoy seasonal food, an economical option that lets you use the freshest local foods and support their producers.

Strawberries: strawberries are generally easy to acquire throughout...


5 places in Italy for food lovers

There a special places you don't want to miss knowing if you are a fan of good food and you like traveling Italy. Today we present you 5 locations to give you an idea.

1) Romagna

Being surrounded by impressive woods, they stand out for their hospitality for about two decades now: Giovanni and Cristina welcome travelers with breakfast, homemade cakes, pies and jams made...


What they mean when they talk about Super Tuscan Wine?

The term “Super Tuscan” originated in the 1980s to describe a mix of Tuscan reds. What makes “Super Tuscan” a wine, unlike other Tuscan wines, is the use of non-indigenous grapes.

Super Tuscan wines differ from the Tuscan ones since they can be made from other different grapes than Sangiovese, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

The creation of...


Casavecchia: a grape of Italian origin conquering Argentina

When we talk about grape varieties we tend to always think about the same, also depending on our place of origin: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Pinot Grigio, Muscat... But we also must know that there are plenty of local varieties, little known, that throughout history have been widely cultivated but for one reason or another, have been moving gradually away...


The Italian grape Nebbiolo

The wines of Italy are recognized all around the world, and their character and good taste are due to grape varieties such as Nebbiolo, typical of the Piedmont region in northern Italy. It's a really valued red grape variety, grown only in this region and in some South American countries, but to a small extent.

The intense dark color is quite characteristic of other...