From Portugal’s forests to the bottle When we uncork a bottle of wine, of the cork we generally care about two things: that it does not break and that it has not contributed to impair strange odors to the wine, in short, that it has held up preserving the wine without carrying the famous TCA, […]
The story of Musivum, the cru selection that values teamwork The small single tile in a mosaic may seem insignificant, not indispensable, when considered on its own. Yet if this principle were applied to all the small tiles, the whole mosaic would not exist, there would be no art, nor beauty to admire. So how […]
Trentino: the first wine region with an official sustainability annual report
The Trentino wine consortium is the first Italian regional territorial organization to adopt an official annual sustainability report. 5,667 Trentino grape-producing wineries have followed this challenging path
The natural rhythm of beauty: telling about living materials, such as wine, or… wood
I went in person to visit that triangle of hills and vineyards on the border with Slovenia to observe, to know, to smell, to touch in the true sense of the word the materials, the people, the inspiration of these Italian artisans. The result was this story that I decided to publish on this blog as well, because wood and wine have in common the fact that they are living materials and continue to breathe, adapt and change throughout the process of transformation
Wine competitions, medals and numbers: do they take away the pleasure of discovery?
In fact, I believe a good part of the pleasure for a wine lover is in the phase of research, discovery, investigation. Being curious about a new grape, looking for its history, discovering the producers who keep it alive, reading about their business and then, after this journey, finally buying and tasting that wine, will be an immense joy, a cubic joy compared to the bottle rushed from the shelf because it had one hundred stamps on the label and therefore “it must be good”.
Wine events’ F.O.M.O, how to fight the anxiety of missing out and select the best to attend
The anxiety of missing an event does not only concern companies or business opportunities, but also those who attend wine events for pleasure, for passion, perhaps exploring the idea of making it a profession in the future.
Here are some advices to select the best tastings or business occasions for yourselves or for your companies.
Implementing anti sexism courses in Italy, my proposal to the Minister for Equal Opportunities
I started dealing with gender gaps, discrimination and sexism one day in mid-January 2020 when I decided that I didn’t want to put up with it anymore, that I didn’t want to “be superior”, “not to react” in order not to “lower myself to the level of the aggressors”. How many times as women have […]
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