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Ullo Wine Purifier

Ullo Wine Purifier Say goodbye to wine hangovers by getting rid of sulfites! Sulfites are preservatives added to wine to prevent oxidation and maintain freshness. However, many people are sensitive to sulfites and claim sulfites cause headaches or wine hangovers. Since sulfites are no longer needed once the bottle is opened, why not get rid […]

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Poggio Antico Wine Tour

Poggio Antico Wine Tour Poggio Antico is a winery in Montalcino and a producer of the famous Brunello wine. Free tours are offered year-round, seven days a week from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, holidays included. The tours end with a tasting of three to six wines (for a fee) held in a tasting room. […]

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Drinking, Pouring & Holding Wine Glasses

Drinking, Pouring & Holding Wine Glasses This video explains how to hold glasses used for red and white wine as well as champagne.  There are also tips on how to pour wine and champagne and a good tip for the ladies in how to avoid lip stick stains on your glass! JOIN US ON THE […]

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Centellino – The Perfect Pour

Centellino -The Perfect Pour Our waiter at The Golden View in Florence explained that the centellino insures the perfect pour.   Once the bottle is uncorked, the centellino is inserted.  The bottle is held at an angle to fill the centellino for the proper measured serving. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE TO SEE THE […]

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How to open a bottle of wine – without a corkscrew

How to open a bottle of wine – without a corkscrew Have you ever needed to open a bottle of wine but didn’t have a corkscrew? Some say this can be easily achieved. Here’s a video which shows one option. JOIN US ON THE NEXT PAGE FOR THE VIDEO

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Italy’s Sparkling Wines

Italy’s Sparkling Wines Sparkling wines are made throughout Italy but the Italian sparkling wines most widely seen on the world market are the Franciacorta from Lombardy, Asti from Piedmont, Lambrusco from Emilia and Prosecco from Veneto. The Trento DOC is also famous. Though Franciacorta wines are made according to the traditional method, most Italian sparkling […]

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Piazza del Vino

Piazza del Vino Gotta love those groupons!  Tonight I tried out Piazza del Vino, thanks to a groupon find by a friend.   The offer consisted of 3 glasses of wine, a 10 minute lecture, plus this smorgasbord, all for a total of 29,90 euro for 2 people! I absolutely loved the ambiance of this […]

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Wine Road

Wine Road A 2 day Wine tasting event brought small and large wine producers to Via de’ Neri.   Along the street, the producers were set up on wine barrels to give tastings to the public.  Along with wine, most producers offered small snacks such as pizza or bread with olive oil. Here is how […]

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The Wines of Tuscany

The Wines of Tuscany Tuscan wine (Italian Toscana) is Italian wine from the Tuscany region. Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world’s most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is […]

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Chianti Classico Wine Festival in Greve in Chianti

Chianti Classico Wine Festival in Greve in Chianti September is a great month for wine festivals and my favorite is the Chianti Classico Wine Festival. This annual 4 day festival occurs on the Thursday through Sunday of the second weekend in September. It is held in Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti. How it works When […]

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