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
Soave are world-class, full of flavor and characterized by depth and surprising longevity wines… … More Soave, the white wine with a thousand souls…regrouped in 33 new geographic mentions
A small town in the heart of Sardinia, in the Nuoro countryside, 2500 the population, more than 200 the wine making families. In Mamoiada the people have wine in their Dna. … More Mamoiada: the genuine, raw, millenary face of Sardinia’s viticulture
Wine travel in the Italy of forgotten grapes: today we fly to Friuli Venezia Giulia to meet Schioppettino, the crackling red from Prepotto was almost extinct.. … More Schioppettino, the forgotten grape that sounds like it tastes: crackling!
For this week episode of the mini series “post-Covid wine travels” we fly to Veneto where I will introduce you to another undiscovered wine gem of Italy: mister Durello, the wine crafted from the Durella native grape. Follow me please, you don’t even need a carry-on. I am sure you can agree that the Veneto’s … More It’s sparkling. It’s from Veneto. But it’s not Prosecco. Ever heard about Durello?
I choose to focus on less known areas, true hidden gems, both for the quality and rarity of the wines and the breathtaking landscapes and huge cultural offer. Today we fly to Puglia, the heel of our “boot-shaped” country, to a wine region which is often underestimated also by Italians: the Daunia, the land nestled between Trani, Andria and Barletta province and the Murge plateau. … More Post-Covid wine travel series. Undiscovered Puglia: the native grapes, the places and the millenary culture of the Murge