wine and mexican food

Wine and mexican food: the ideal wine to pair with tortillas

Coriander in your nostrils, spice on your tongue. A bite of wine and mexican food is always an explosion of flavors, a swing of consistencies, a carousel of sensations. There’s salsa, there’s crunch, there’s the creaminess of different fillings. There’s pico de gallo. This is why, sometimes, you may give up on a complex beverage and …

autochthonus vineyards

The magic of an autochthonous vineyards

Let’s talk about autochthonous vineyards with different varieties, territories and products. A brief guide to learn about what distinguishes them and the secret of a great wine: La Sgargina – Lugana DOC. There’s a fascinating aspect that appeals to tourists when walking through the streets of Italy. The charm of small villages, that sense of family that …

wine tasting

How do you taste wine? Common errors

Wine tasting, for many, is a ritual. Written and unwritten directions that might make your evening better, perhaps with a Negramaro Salento I.G.T. from our Masseria Supreno line or our refreshing Gavi D.O.C.G. of our Tenuta Arbéta line. Wine tasting is an ancient and solemn act that, lately – due to cinematographic representations and overly informative cooking …

vino passito botti

The patience of passito wine

How do you make passito wine? Let’s unveil its secrets, fun facts and long waiting periods. The wine world, actually, is made up of waiting periods. We have already talked about three different circumstances: the fermentation period, for instance, is a true moment of transition where the winemaker is constantly under pressure. You need the …

grape phylloxera

The best European wines have American roots

Are you familiar with the grape phylloxera? Have you ever heard of it? Let’s discover more about this minuscule insect that tried to destroy the miracle of wine. The Miami skyline never ceases to amaze us. It’s the last part of America that we see before we fly to Italy, whether for work of pleasure. …

byob ambo

BYOB: a Millennial Trend

BYOB. It’s not just the trend of finding acronyms for every saying. It’s a trend that’s becoming increasingly more popular among millennials, who, at the moment, are the most coveted target market by winemakers. They’re the new connoisseurs, the ones who establish the latest market trends. So, let it be B.Y.O.B., or Bring Your Own …

pinot wine

All the paths of Pinot Nero

Some only associate Pinot wine with Champagne. It’s almost as if its prerogative were to end up in a vintage bottle, a bottle with bubbles that are perfectly alchemized at 45°. However, Pinot Nero takes many different paths. It drives on winding roads, travels through different continents, and lives inside the head of a winemaker. Like …

Gavi wine piedmont

The long journey of Gavi wine

The marquis Giovanni Andrea Doria had the confidence of a merchant and the vision of an entrepreneur. He wanted to ensure that, for his estate, cortese wine – which was spoken about for first time in the XVII century – could be loaded onto a ship. The direction was through the Atlantic, the route to …

cold maceration rosé

Cold maceration: the rosé that “feels the cold” is a good wine

For some rosé wines, it’s the price to pay for good quality. When we talk about cold maceration, which proceeds the fermentation process, a small effort is needed. The grapes must be kept cold for a very particular reason: the concentration of flavors without the loss of color. Rosé wine, a good quality one, must …

Primitivo wine Berselli

In the American barrel, there’s good Primitivo wine

Talking about wine is a cliché. It’s conventional wisdom’s fault, as wine is mentioned in several popular sayings, such as in the small barrel there’s good wine. There’s good Primitivo wine. Actually, the barrel does affect the final product, beyond imagination and regardless of its dimensions. It’s true that the history of French wines – …

harvest primitivo

When the evening comes, it’s time for the harvest

Day and night go by and say hello to each other on the horizon of Sava, Salento. Shadows get bigger on the front of Palazzo Baronale, pink stones from the sunset, voices of farmers that are headed to the harvest. It’s this time of day, when today starts becoming a memory, when the harvest of …

Best pinot noir wine

Best pinot noir wine and rugby

A challenge in the cellar. One of those that knocks down barriers. After all, there’s a long way to go and an equator to cross. Combining the fogs of Oltrepò Pavese and those of Central Otago in New Zealand keeping them together in a best pinot noir wine bottle can be two things: either a witchcraft, or the …

Millesimato wine Prosecco

Millesimato wine: precise to the millesimal

The effort that goes into perlage. We must give it some thought when it comes to bubbles. The wine that is typically used for parties, during lighthearted moments, for special occasions is actually both a blessing and a curse for wine producers. Trust us, they lose sleep over the double fermentation process and the balance …

vegan wine

All roads lead to Vegan wine

Before a food can qualify as Organic, it must undergo a long bureaucratic procedure. Although equal for all of its countries, the European Union has complex regulations. Still, the outcome is always the same: a green label, an achieved goal, a quality seal. For best Vegan wine, however, it’s different.   Vegan wine: meaning and …

Great Cocktails

Millennials in search for cocktail wines

If there’s one thing that the market doesn’t like, that would be dogma. Imposing rules on consumption behavior has always been an obstacle. Same with restricting individual freedom now that social media is motivating us to express ourselves, not only individually, but also by following trends. Wine is no expectation to this trend. And millennials …

Wines of puglia

Don’t call them “wines” of Puglia

Wines of Puglia, white masserias and olive tree leaves. High ceilings, knotted tree trunks like the years. And the scent of the harvest that blends into the scent of sea salt of the few and lucky tourists of the last days of this past September. But never call “wine” what you would drink with a …

Winemaker Leonardo Da Vinci

Among Tuscany, Lombardy and barrels: Leonardo da Vinci. The winemaker.

Everyone knows his masterpieces. Many have studied his ingenious art. But how many, even in Italy, know of his skills as a wine taster, agronomist, and winemaker? Have you ever thought about the Italian words that represent our “Bel Paese” abroad? If you say “pizza” in Los Angeles, everyone will think of the Gulf of …

Barolo Wine Tenuta Arbéta

The trick of Barolo wine

“What does a Barolo grape bunch look like?” – it’s the classic trick question to ask a friend who, at dinner, pretends they are a wine connoisseur, imitating the gestures of a sommelier they have seen on TV. Yes, because Barolo wine can be tricky, it’s the trap that characterizes Italian “oenological education.” It’s very …

Wines of Piedmont

Wines of Piedmont: discovering the regional wine excellences

Piedmont is a northern Italian region that offers charming landscapes, from the Alps to the architectural beauties of its capital, Turin. A world-renowned land for its noble wines, such as Barolo. The gastronomy and wine of the region, in fact, represent a heritage rich of delicacies, stories of success and traditions. A journey through the …

Organic wines: Torrae del Sale is the revolution of the concept

Producing Organic wines means reinstating their original, natural form. Wine is alive, it breathes, it has its own dimension. The renewed Organic line Torrae del Sale by Alessandro Berselli starts exactly from this premise. It isn’t just about following the rules, it isn’t just about adding a green label to the bottle: we are talking about …

Sushi pairing: which wine can you pair with sushi at home?

Pit stop in the far East to find the perfect balance between sushi and wine. On a journey to find the ideal wine for a traditional Japanese dinner. If you’re asking yourself what the best sushi wine pairings is, you have come to the right place. Let’s discover young, refreshing, and modern wines. An explosion …

The best organic Prosecco: special occasions and pairings

We are talking about a dry, elegant wine with a strong character. Among the best-selling and most famous wines in the world: Prosecco. The perfect partner for special toasts and memorable occasions. Let’s discover the characteristics of the best Organic Prosecco. For this stage in our journey into the soul of Italian wine, we are …

Abbinamento vino tartufo

Wine pairing for truffle and porcini mushrooms

Immersed in our beloved Italy among secular trees, wild forests, and historical vineyards. We are taking you on a journey to discover mushrooms, specifically black truffle and porcini, as well as our suggestions for a perfect truffle wine and porcini mushrooms pairing. We will show you how to pair the scent and intense aromas of …

What is Chardonnay? Characteristics and food pairings

Let’s uncover the characteristics of chardonnay grapes and what makes chardonnay the most appreciated and widespread white wine varietal in the world. We’ll discuss its organoleptic qualities, the ampelography, its origins, and the territories where it’s cultivated and produced. A renowned wine varietal from which still wine and sparkling wine are both produced. Before we …

Best Italian wines: quality and tradition

A journey to discover the best Italian wines. Our goal is to celebrate the quality of wines made in Italy through tradition and innovation. Ours is an itinerary of treasured regional wines, renowned red wines and white wines. This is where the soul of Italian wine is born, between history and millennial tradition.   Best …

Gift guide for wine lovers: our ideas for the holidays

An exclusive gift guide for wine lovers. We have selected the perfect holiday gifts for you from the best of Italy. You can shop our wines now to impress your family and friends this holiday season, while taking a journey through Italian regions, aromas, and flavors!   Gift guide for wine lovers: gift our wine …

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