Cork stoppers

Cork stoppers

Italians believe that wine stoppers should be made from cork.  We really can’t imagine anything but the classic ritual of removing the capsule, turning the spiral of the bottle opener into the soft spongy surface, lifting it and then gradually removing the stopper....
Prosecco, maybe not everyone knows that…

Prosecco, maybe not everyone knows that…

Prosecco is more than just another wine and its history is as interesting as the story of its name. In the Triestine dialect, prosecco means “chopped wood”. Once upon a time, woods were chopped down to create a space where wine could be cultivated.  This place...
Chianti rhapsody

Chianti rhapsody

The poetry of Chianti begins on the vine.  There is no such thing as a chianti grape, but the vineyards flourish in the Chianti hills, allowing the grapes blended to produce this wine to mature.  What is so special about the Chianti hills? What makes these vineyards...