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Enotria launches ethical social media wine - The Drinks Business

Enotria launches ethical social media wine - The Drinks Business | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
Enotria has launched a wine into Tesco completely designed through a social media competition and which benefits farm workers in South Africa. 1239377_201419780031628_19105805_n Enaleni's Dream is a new range ...

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Piantate Lunghe Rosso Conero 2010

Piantate Lunghe Rosso Conero 2010 | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

Rosso Conero is a small DOC on the east coast of Italy in the state of the Marche. Rosso Conero the DOC is the land surrounding the extinct volcano of Monte Conero right on the Adriatic. A lot of the Marche is kind of flat and then out of nowhere, right on the ocean, you have this extinct volcano with totally different soils!

I actually wrote about this wine a couple years back and this 2010 vintage is rather different from the 2007 I originally wrote about. Here's a link to the previous article if you'd like to check it out: 2007 Rosso Conero

Piantate Lunghe is a project created by three friends to try to revive their family's old vineyards. Amedeo Giustini conceived the idea and then approached his two friends Roberto and Guido Mazzoni. Together they now have about 12 hectares of vineyards within 2000 meters of the Adriatic, but at an elevation of over a 1000 ft above sea level. The vineyard is a mix of dry clay and calcareous soil that slopes south away from the Monte Conero towards the water.

Varietal: 100% Montepulciano.

Vintage: 2010 - I don't know when this wine was released, but I just got the 2010 and it seems like the winery usually holds the wines for a long time. Considering how powerful and deep it is it would make sense that Piantate Lunghe would hold it a while to mellow.

Aroma: The 2010 Piantate Lunghe brings the funk. It's a dark, rich, funky smelling wine. This Rosso Conero's aroma is more rich loamy earth than dry sunny soil that Italian wines often have. The first impression of the Piantate Lunghe smells like freshly turned farm fields to me, but hiding behind that funk is some serious blackberry fruit as well as a whiff of smoke and grilled meat; maybe even some roasting coffee as well. There's a whiff of wood smoke that is so fitting for this time of year (Autumn).

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"VETRINA TOSCANA": ME LO MANGIO IL TERRITORIO Consorzio vino doc montescudaio

"VETRINA TOSCANA": ME LO MANGIO IL TERRITORIO Consorzio vino doc montescudaio | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
Cene tematiche nei ristoranti della nostra zona con i vini del Consorzio Vino DOC Montescudaio
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Dominè Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 2011

Dominè Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 2011 | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

One of the stellar white wines produced by Pievalta s.r.l., a subsidiary vintner of the internationally acclaimed Barone Pizzini cellars, Dominè Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 2011 is an award-winning varietal from the Marche region of central Italy.
Made from 100% Verdicchio grape and grown organically in strict adherence to, and certified by, Demeter International’s biodynamic standards, Dominè Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 2011 has an enticing bouquet of flowers and aromatic herbs. On the palate, it has a strong, savory, persistent taste. It’s drinkability is both pleasing and engaging.
Golden yellow in the glass that matches the color of the bottle’s label, Dominè Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi DOC Classico Superiore 2011 marries well with a variety of main-course fish dishes, shellfish salads, sushi, pasta and pizza.


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Marche Brut Blink Rosé Sparkling Wine by Colli di Serrapetrona

Marche Brut Blink Rosé Sparkling Wine by Colli di Serrapetrona | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

This Charmat rosé from the Marche region (central Italy) is surely in pole position for the award of most extravagant sparkling wine of my summer. A wine that’s strange in every way: the grapes used are the Vernaccia Nera di Serrapetrona and the color, scent and flavor are strange too. Yet, once tasted, it proved intriguing both for myself and for those who had the pleasure of enjoying it with me.
I’m not a fan of Charmat sparkling wines, I much prefer classic method ones. I was encouraged to try this by the surprising pleasantness of a still rosé wine produced with the same grapes by the same winery, Tenuta Colli di Serrapetrona, the Marche Rosato Serrarosa 2011, about which I wrote on Il Cucchiaio d’argento.
I’m intrigued by the versatility of the mysterious Vernaccia Nera grape, from which comes the only red Italian sparkling wine, which undergoes three successive fermentations. It’s been grown locally since ancient Roman times and was celebrated in 1893 in the Vine-growing and Enology Annual as the best red berry grape of the Marche region. [...]


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Ancora non ho degustato questo vino di cui sono molto curiosa...:-)

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Tenuta Colli di Serrapetrona

Address: Via Colli 7/862020 Serrapetrona, MC, Italy

Tel. +39 0733 908329 Email: info@tenutacollidiserrapetrona.it

Website: http://www.tenutacollidiserrapetrona.it

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Guide to 120 Wine Descriptors

Guide to 120 Wine Descriptors | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

Check out over 120 different wine descriptions and what they say about a wine. There are eleven main categories of wine characteristics that break down the tastes, aromas and sensations of a particular wine.

This poster will help you understand the top 120 most common wine descriptors found in tasting notes and wine reviews.

Printed on a high quality matte book finish that will look great framed in your home or business.


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A help to describe the wine...

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Wine Serving Temperature

Wine Serving Temperature | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
Reliable wine serving tips you can trust. From wine serving temperature to who gets served first, you'll never be out of place... or out of wine in your glass.

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Always good to remind the basics :)

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Belli e possibili 2. Gli Champagne sotto i 30 euro (quasi una guida)

Belli e possibili 2. Gli Champagne sotto i 30 euro (quasi una guida) | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
Seconda parte della nostra guida agli Champagne anticrisi e si cambia subito zona.
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La Muntagna – Etna’s influence beyond Etna

La Muntagna – Etna’s influence beyond Etna | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

In trying to comprehend what Etna means, to the area, to Sicily and to the world beyond, one visit will not reveal much. There are those whose lives have been swallowed up by the mountain, so many willing Empedocles. As an outsider, I can only observe, listen and hope to transmit the energy that is reverberating throughout the island and yonder. Believe me when I tell you, the energy is there.


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Donnafugata in tripla verticale: cosa preferire tra Chardonnay, Nero d'Avola e Pantelleria

Donnafugata in tripla verticale: cosa preferire tra Chardonnay, Nero d'Avola e Pantelleria | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
C'è una sorta di timore ad assaggiare certi vini. Hai costantemente l'impressione che gran parte dell'enomondo non li consideri, e magari neanche li beve. Alla fine solo parlarne fa di te un paria.
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Sicily 2013: Oasis in the Desert - On the Wine Trail in Italy

Sicily 2013: Oasis in the Desert - On the Wine Trail in Italy | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, June 26, 2013 1:20 PM

Sicily. Sicilier. Siciliest. Seriously. 

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Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Star Buy among "The 20 best summer wines" - guardian.co.uk

Lacrima di Morro d'Alba Star Buy among "The 20 best summer wines" - guardian.co.uk | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
David Williams: The best bottles on the shelves for a British summer – no matter how the weather turns out

 

Star buy
Lacrima di Morro d'Alba, Italy 2011
(£11.99, Marks & Spencer)
One of several bold, impressive new Italian wines at M&S, this pretty, perfumed red hails from the Marche region and uses the rare Lacrima di Morro variety to gorgeous effect, with a vividly floral, lavender-garden character, a cherry bakewell fruitiness, and textured tannin that suits pasta al fresco.


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California Wines Score Style Points

California Wines Score Style Points | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
A new wave of energetic winemakers has pushed boundaries while bringing more attention to older producers who had been considered behind the times.

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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:03 PM

As if: a couple of  thousand wineries over 163,000 square miles would all be making the same styles...Funny how now we're shaping up fine. 

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How to get social media to pay dividends - by Meininger's Wine Business International...

Social media offers a low cost way to stay in touch with your customers and build customer relationships. While tweeting and posting can be fun, it can also be seriously profitable business....


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Milano 27 settembre 2013 - La tutela brevettuale nell'Unione Europea

Milano 27 settembre 2013 - La tutela brevettuale nell'Unione Europea | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

Venerdì 27 settembre 2013, ore 9.00 presso l’Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca si terrà un interessante e articolato convegno sulla tutela brevettuale nell’Unione europea.

 


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Marinela Vasilica Ardelean: "Umiltà e amore profondo coltivato nel tempo, ecco la grandezza dello Champagne"

Marinela Vasilica Ardelean: "Umiltà e amore profondo coltivato nel tempo, ecco la grandezza dello Champagne" | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
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Le donne hanno piú sensibilitá per lo champagne?...

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Come and Like my page...for Legal Translations

 

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6 Common Flower Aromas in Wine | Wine Folly

6 Common Flower Aromas in Wine | Wine Folly | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
See the 6 major flower aromas in wine and in what wines they are found. Learning the major flower aromas will help you discover all the nuances in wine.

Flower aromas in wine are actually from a variety of chemical compounds. For instance, the smell of geranium flowers in wine is the presence of geraniol, a terpenoid. Many wine experts talk about esters, terpenes and thiols. Suffice it to say, we don’t really need to know exactly what these things are except to know things like: what wines smell like roses? You are such a romantic wine geek! [...]


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Harvest in full swing at Pievalta in Castelli di Jesi

Harvest in full swing at Pievalta in Castelli di Jesi | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

We have already finished picking the grapes from our younger wines.

These include the “Verenda” parcel, so called because it lies just below the veranda we use as our tasting room; “Orfeo,” the vineyard that takes its name from Orpheus in Greek mythology; and “Pieve,” which means “parish church” in Italian and takes its name from the chapel that lies in the middle of the vineyard at the entrance to our estate.

Now we’ll start picking the Verdicchio that is destined to become our flagship Pievalta label and our Dominé.

Today, we began picking our “Emporio” vineyard, which was planted in 1970. It takes its name from the fact that it borders on what was once a general store and an old tavern where people stopped to eat bread and salami paired with a nice glass of Verdicchio, of course!


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Umani Ronchi – The Standard in Le Marche | Neil Duarte's Vino e Cucina d'Italia -

Umani Ronchi – The Standard in Le Marche | Neil Duarte's Vino e Cucina d'Italia - | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

Last year while in the region of Le Marche, we visited Azienda Vinicola Umani Ronchi (www.umanironchi.com). The winery's 2009 Vecchie Vigne Casal di Serra Classico Superiore had just been awarded the title of best white wine of the year in Italy by the guide book Gambero Rosso. After the tasting I agreed with that award and rated rather highly the other offerings of Umani Ronchi. [...]


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Neil Duarte about Umani Ronchi in this highlight: "After two truly enjoyable visits over the past two years, I am convinced that Umani Ronchi represents the standard for wineries in the Le Marche region."

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Poggio alle Rondini Verdicchio di Matelica 2012

Poggio alle Rondini Verdicchio di Matelica 2012 | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

Pale straw and bright with a flinty lemon and maybe grapefruit nose. The palate has a well rounded mouthfeel with a tiny amount of upfront sweetness then there is citrus, some green apples, the tiniest hint of melon or peach sweetness with a finish that has really elegant acidity as it develops with the apple fruit continuing a long way and a wee peach note on the end.


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Naturally Organic Marche Passerina Poderi dei Colli

Naturally Organic Marche Passerina Poderi dei Colli | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

The passerine wine has a brilliant straw-yellow colour with greenish nuances. This wine reveals ripe pomes notes with background of almond blossom and tropical shades.
Excellent for aperitif, raw seafood and delicate first cours


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:02 PM

The fifty acre farm, mostly planted with vineyards, stretched along the Piceno countryside, surrounded by a special microclimate of the hills. The strong temperature differences between day and night, the low-level moisture as well as the freshness of climate let develop in the grapes, especially in white grapes, a special bouquet, which the farm preserves intact and valuable in its wines. The soil structure, medium-textured and clayey, controls, of course, the production and is also combined with the careful work of man in order to return high quality grapes.

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Why the Marches matter more than ever

Why the Marches matter more than ever | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it

The village of Maiolati Spontini (Ancona province) is one of the 24 communes that produce Verdicchio di Castelli di Jesi. The vineyards there are part of nearly 3,200 hecatares planted to Verdicchio, 90% of which are destined to become “classico” wines. Why doesn’t the appellation command more attention in the U.S. marketplace?


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TerraNostra - Il Guggenheim di New York apre le porte all'arte enologica di Allegrini

TerraNostra - Il Guggenheim di New York apre le porte all'arte enologica di Allegrini | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
Arte e vino binomio sopraffino. Da che mondo è mondo l’arte ha sempre avuto un rapporto privilegiato con il vino, e viceversa. Le baccanti di Dioniso del mosaico di Cipro lo testimoniano da millenni, ce lo ricordano tutte le volte...
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Chateau Haut Bailly, Graves: vertical tasting with Veronique Sanders

Chateau Haut Bailly, Graves: vertical tasting with Veronique Sanders | Wine, history and culture... | Scoop.it
A vertical tasting of the wines of Bordeaux property Chateau Haut Bailly, 1986-2010

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Tracy Cervellone CWE's curator insight, June 15, 2013 2:10 PM

Hard to find notes here. Good tiny snapshots of some older Pessac vintages...