Are you all about reds? Here is a list of grape varieties from Southern Italy to look out. Great value, rare finds, without breaking the bank. … More Shop different: the “underdogs” red varieties of Southern Italy
It may be that optimism is more contagious than Covid and that for some years now I have been living in a country, the U.S., that has made positivity a religion, but I feel I can say that 2020 has left me with a positive baggage of teachings and changes of perspective. … More Ten significant revelations of 2020 to bring along in 2021
Dessert wines are the most neglected wine category: they are hard to sell, according to many sales representatives and hospitality professionals. The problem is, in my opinion, that they are sold only as “dessert wines”, failing to underline the many possibilities of food pairings beside cakes and sweet treats at the end of the luscious … More Don’t call them just dessert wines…
Today more than ever we need “green leaders”: people, companies, start ups who will inspire and encourage others to follow in their sustainable footsteps. Speaking specifically about the wine industry, to be truly sustainable in today’s fast-paced world, you must consider all aspects of your business operations – whether that’s energy use, water conversation, recycling, transportation, packaging weight, or how you benefit your surroundings, socially, ethically and environmentally. … More Green leaders in the wine industry: inspiring people and companies taking action to fight the climate change
Ageing Italian white wines? Yes you can, here the grape varietis to look for, the ones which can often improve dramatically after a decade or more of aging showing complexity beyond the first layer of bright, simple, refreshing hints. … More Ageing Italian white wines? Yes you can, here the grape varietis to look for…
What if I tell you that frequently choosing different wines can make you happier? You think it’s a bold statement, don’t you? It is actually backed up by rock solid science. Drinking your usual, regular, ever favourite Cabernet or Chardonnay is not making you any happier. Believe me. Even if you enjoy it. Here is … More Choosing different wines can make you happier, it’s science.
Every time a sexist comment emerges, recognize it and repress it. The negative judgment towards a woman who chooses a career and leaves her children to the nanny, the ill-concealed condemnation in front of a friend who has put on a few pounds because she stopped going to the gym, the poisonous comment to the extramarital relationship of the husband of a colleague who is always traveling and does not devote enough attention to married life. When you think that a scantily clad woman goes looking for trouble, and almost deserves it. These are all observations that seem “harmless”, but are the result of preconceptions… … More THE #METOO OF WINE, WHAT CAN WE DO TO CHANGE THE SEXIST CULTURE?
How diet culture affects the wine industry? The trend of low calorie wines and drinking women diets. New rules for wine labels, is it really for transparency? … More Wine and diet culture: transparency or another way to shrink our wallet?
After reading “Women, wine and the uncomfortable conversation we need to have” by Vinka Danitza I had an epiphany. All of a sudden I connected the dots of the countless moments and episodes in my 7 years long career in the wine business when I felt bullied, verbally and sometimes physically harassed, subtly sabotaged because … More Women and the wine industry. What “IT IS NOT OK”. Spilling it out.
The Oltrepò Pavese wine region is one of Italy’s most neglected Located south of Milan, the area produces barbera, croatina, uva rara, vespolina based wines… … More Oltrepó pavese, what’s beyond the Pinot sparklings and the bulk wines