For professionals: want to learn more about Italian wines?

You heard about Vinitaly right? One of the biggest wine fairs in Europe. Anyway in February 2014 the managing director of Vinitaly Mrs. Stevie Kim together with wine specialist and wine writer Mr. Ian D'agata started Vinitaly academy. Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) is an educational initiative aimed at simplifying the vast diversity of Italian grape …

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Bottle size guide

I will try to explain and show some of the different bottle sizes there is and also the history behind them.  Many traditional wine bottle sizes are named for biblical kings and historical figures. Here is a list of the most frequently used wine bottle sizes.   PICCOLO 1/4bt 0, 1875L  HALF  1/2bt  0,375L   STANDARD …

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Truffles truffles truffles…

The big white truffle season pretty much just ended, but it doesn’t mean there are no truffles now… Truffle – What is it? The truffle is a hypogeum fungus which grows underground, closely linked to certain kinds of plants, from which it absorbs nutrition by means of an extensive and ramified root system. The fruit …

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