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!
Have you ever visited Piedmont? Do you know the Monferrato area? Piedmont is a wonderful region in Italy. I’m not saying this just because I live here. All the people who have visited this region have been pleasantly surprised! In Piedmont, you can find plains, hills and mountains. I know, if we also had the sea, the picture would be complete. But to compensate for it, we have the best wines in the whole world. Recently, I took part in a press trip with other bloggers and journalists to discover the "unknown" Monferrato. It's the right destination for all the wine, food, wellness and relaxation lovers. And also a welcome break from writing another tutorial which is very important! Now let me tell you more about my press trip. Are you ready? Let's start!
Do you know what a biodynamic wine is? Have you ever tasted it? Nowadays there is a particular attention to organic, biodynamic and natural wines. In the last few years, some new fairs have been born for these particular type of wines in mind. For example, do you remember of Io Bevo Così Milano? I recently took part in the official event, Io Bevo Così. You can watch the video about my experience on my YouTube channel. Back to biodynamic wines, the relationship with the organic is very tight. They're similar but not identical. Before to understanding what a biodynamic wine is, it's important to understand how biodynamic agriculture operates. Are you ready? Let's start!