1. The first wine in history

    The first wine in history

    According to the results of a research published in Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, the first wine appeared around 6,000 BC in Georgia. All the wines that exist today derive from a Eurasian grape made more productive in the Neolithic through domestication, as happened for other plant species...

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  2. Pisa: Masters for “ambassadors” of Italian wine

    Pisa: Masters for “ambassadors” of Italian wine

    At the “Scuola superiore Sant’Anna” in Pisa, the fourth university master “Vini italiani, mercati mondiali”” is active. The course was created with the aim of training experts in our oenological products so that they become “ambassadors” capable of enhancing Italy’s wine production. The students will become specialists on Italian wines,...

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  3. To age the wine

    To age the wine

    Aging or “cellaring” a wine means that you decide to take a wine you have purchased and store it in a cool, dark place for a number of years, allowing the wine to improve as it sits in the bottle. How to age wine? Winemakers have lots of choices: they...

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  4. (Italiano) “La vite e i tralci”, un viaggio tra vino e fede

    (Italiano) “La vite e i tralci”, un viaggio tra vino e fede

    On January 8th the “Vine and the branches” course will start. Wine in the Bible, in History and in Art “, edited by Marco Cum, theologian, sommelier masterclass, head of the Roman Delegation of the European Sommelier School. The course, lasting four meetings, is promoted and organized by the Office...

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  5. Geese instead of herbicide and tractors in the vineyard

    Geese instead of herbicide and tractors in the vineyard

    In Montefalco, a winegrowing company, in collaboration with the University of Perugia, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Food Science University, successfully experiments the breeding of geese in the vineyard. 400 geese are left free to roam among the rows: they feed weed, eliminating the need to cut it with mechanical...

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  6. How to order wine in a restourant

    How to order wine in a restourant

    Here are some tips for not being unprepared at the restaurant when you have to order the wine: -Inform the internet before arriving at the restaurant on the wine lists on the restaurant website -Do not choose wine before food, to avoid inappropriate combinations – Ask the other diners their...

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  7. WiMu, Italy’s most innovative wine museum

    WiMu, Italy’s most innovative wine museum

    WiMu is Italy’s most innovative wine museum, as well as one of the world’s most important, opened its gates to the public in September 2010. It is set in the heart of a territory that is famous for its wines, and in the halls and rooms of a castle with...

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  8. Bottling home made wine

    Bottling home made wine

    Bottling can be defined as the last phase of the wine making process, indeed it represents the beginning of a new one, during which the evolution and development of wine continues and will end at the moment of consumption, that is when the bottle will be uncorked and finally poured...

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  9. Pick the grapes: Man vs. Machine

    Pick the grapes: Man vs. Machine

    It is better to Pick the grapes by human hands or by a machine? The grapes are either cut from the vine by human hands with shears or they are removed by a machine. Hand harvesting is more labor intensive but can offer superior results for small wineries. The grapes are either picked during the...

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  10. Would You Know a Fake Wine?

    Would You Know a Fake Wine?

    To spot a fake wine there are some things to watch out for… Check the label colour You’ve got an ultrawhite label (introduced from 1957) on a bottle of ’45, chances are it’s a fake. Get your facts straight Does the label information chime with history? For example, would a Lafite...

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