Do you know how many indigenous grapes there are in Italy? It's an insane number! There are more than 350 varieties. After Bottiglie Aperte, it's time to talk about another great fair. On 16th and 17th of October, Autochtona 2017 took place in Bolzano. It was my first time at this fair. Autochtona is very special because you can discover some interesting indigenous Italian grapes. Now, I want to give you more details about the event and what my new delightful discoveries were. Are you ready? Let's start!
What's the international capital of fashion? And of wine? The answer is the same: Milan! Bottiglie Aperte 2017 has just ended, as you may have seen on my Instagram Stories. There was a great change compared to the previous edition. Federico Gordini, the founder, wanted to have a more business-like style for his wine event. The workshops were about some interesting topics. Each Masterclass was better than the ones before. Now, I want to share with you my impressions of the event and the significant wine tastings I went to. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know how to become a professional sommelier? What's the meaning of AIS? I'm continuously receiving emails about this matter "How to become a sommelier?”. So, I've decided to publish a few different articles about the main sommelier associations worldwide. It will a be a real journey: discovering the main characteristics of the associations, sharing a few anecdotes and also talking with some experts. We’ll start with AIS and we'll finish with the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine. In this article, I’ll go into more detail about the AIS.
Have you ever noticed that wine bottles have different shapes? Why? Every type of wine has its own bottle. We have already looked at the different sizes of wine bottles. Now, our attention is on the shape! In this article, I want to analyze the different wine bottle shapes, starting with their origins and going up to the glass colors. Are you ready? Let's start!
You can find different levels of tannins in wine, especially in red wines. But do you know what they are? It's time for some wine knowledge! We have already analyzed other wine characteristics such as color and sulfites. Now I want to tell you something more about what wine tannins are and how they affect the wine. They can completely change a wine and the right balance of tannins in it is fundamental to its taste and quality. Are you ready? Let's start!