Burgundy wine production is proving to be well below the average of the last 5 years, principally because of bad weather. White denominations grow but reds and rosés shrink. Export numbers seem to be quite good.

Burgundy will have to dig into its own reserves to avoid losing a slice of the market. Prod...

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How to Taste Wine

1. Look

Check out the color, opacity and viscosity (wine legs). You don’t really need to spend more than 5 seconds on this step. A lot of clues about a wine are buried in its appear...

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Map of Italian wines
Posted June 10, 2016

Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Grapes are grown in almost every region of the country and there are more than one million v...

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The United States may be relatively new to the wine scene, considering that some sources claim that wine pre-dates Aristotle (think Greek mythology: Dionysus, god of wine), but has nevertheless made an impact on the industry worldwide over the course of the past 400 years.


Wine was first introdu...

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Italian Wines appellation system
Posted March 18, 2016

In 1963, the first official Italian system of classification of wines was launched. Since then, several modifications and additions to the legislation have been made (a major one in 1992), the last of which, in 2010, has established four basic categories, which are consistent with the last EU regulation in matter of...

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Italian Wine Regions
Posted February 26, 2016

Italy – the home of Moscato, Chianti, Amarone and Prosecco – has a rich and diverse wine heritage dating back more than two thousand years. Famous for its bewildering diversity of both grape varieties and wine styles, Italy is also significant for the sheer volume of wine it produces: just over 40 millio...

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10 Amazing facts about wine
Posted August 28, 2015

1. Drinking wine can improve your sex life

This is perhaps one of the most amazing and interesting facts about wine. When drunk regularly it can actually help you boost your sex drive. An Italian study showed that women who have 2 glasses of wine daily, enjoy physical pleasure much more inten...

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Evolution in Chianti Classico
Posted June 19, 2015

Gran Selezione and New Labeling Terms

For a three-century-old denomination, a lot has been going on in Chianti Classico lately. Much of the activity follows from a major scientific study known as 
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Low Histamine Wine!
Posted June 08, 2015

For a few wine lovers, histaminies have been a contributor to headaches. With low histamine wines headaches are diminished or eliminated!

Wine contains many substances, which can be formed throughout the wine making process. These substances include water, alcohol, tannins, acids, biogenic amines and many oth...

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How to pair wines and food
Posted June 08, 2015

Two principles can help in pairing wine with food: the complementary principle and the contrast principle. The complementary principle involves choosing a wine that is similar in some way to the dish you plan to serve, while the contrast principle (not surprisingly) involves combining foods with wines that are dissi...

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