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5 Wines for BBQ

Which wines should you pair with grilled meat? It’s a common question when a friend invites you to their BBQ and you decide bring a bottle of wine. But, in order to answer this question, we must first distinguish the various types of grilled meat. Here are our tips for a perfect wine-grilled pairing: Wine …

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Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci was an agronomist, oenologist and taster?

“Wine, the divine liquor of grapes“: it is with these that Leonardo da Vinci referred to wine and grapes over five centuries ago. Leonardo da Vinci is undoubtedly one of the greatest geniuses in the world. His fame as scientist, artist, sculptor and inventor is well known, but perhaps not everyone knows that Leonardo was …

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What is a blend?

When we talk about “blend“, we are describing a very important oenological operation that involves combining two or more wines to obtain a single blend. The word “blend“, therefore, is synonymous with a mix of different grapes that make up a single wine. The art of blending is the result of a profound knowledge and …

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What are tannins?

Everyone has heard of “tannins” at least once, but perhaps not everyone knows what they really are! Wine is a rich mix of various chemical compounds (such as sugars, acids and alcohol) and natural organic substances, called “polyphenols” or “phenolic compounds“. These are macromolecules made up of “phenols” (or complex bonds of oxygen and hydrogen …

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Brunello di Montalcino: story, features e food matchings | Leonardo da Vinci

Along with Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino is certainly one of the most loved, famous and appreciated wines in the world. Synonymous with exclusivity and pleasure, Brunello di Montalcino – sometimes referred to as just Brunello, further demonstrating its uniqueness – is a red wine with a Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin, produced from Sangiovese …

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