Lavender Wine to fight dark times (dual language)

Lavender Wine to fight dark times by Marì R. – What a time is this?! News all around us give the impression of dark times.  We have to react, get out of this negative circle! Its winter, but you cannot cough, you cannot sneeze, you cannot even blow your nose! I feel like a medieval…

Wine & Grapes from Table to Skin

Wine & Grapes from Table to Skin: Grapes, wine, vineyards (uva, vino, vigneti)  and immediately the image that comes to mind is friends around the table, glasses of wine and grape festivals. When it’s time for Vendemmia Tuscany is in full swing. Grapes: According to science… Accumulating scientific evidence suggests that red wine possesses a diverse…

Word of the Week: BICCHIERE

After so much talking about wine, the first word of the week coming to mind is..of course glass: BICCHIERE. ( photo repost from Il Vinaio, Siena) Vedere il bicchiere mezzo pieno o mezzo vuoto? – as we say to describe whether someone is an optimist or a pessimist Il Bicchiere is a masculine word, I…

Chianti and Chianti Classico: what’s the difference?

Chianti and Chianti Classico: what’s the difference?  If you think that Chianti and Chianti Classico are the same thing, you are wrong. There has been a lot of confusion between the two denominations. In “wine-making-language”, the two terms Chianti & Chianti Classico do exists, but from an historic-geografic point of view, there is only one…

Il Gallo Nero: Tales & Wine

The Black Rooster: Il Gallo Nero, is a well recognizable symbol all around the world. Even if you are not a wine lover, it’s likely you will associate it to a good strong Italian red wine! It is in fact the symbol for Chianti Classico. But have you ever wondered why the Gallo Nero has…