Discover the benefits of this eco-sustainable activity and how to prepare delicious recipes with edible field herbs. Ricetta Frittata di luvertin > Ricetta torta salata erbe selvatiche > With the arrival of spring comes the need to embrace nature, break the weekly routine and rediscover the sensation of wellness in both mind and body that comes from breathing in fresh air and being enveloped in green. In recent years, many new green [...]
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Winter in the Langhe: sustainability, innovation and tradition in vineyard work With the arrival of spring we take up familiar habits; one of these is strolling among the vines in the sanctuary that is the Langhe. We're among the vines of the Josetta Saffirio estate run by producer Sara Vezza, here in Monforte d’Alba, on the Castelletto hill, where the vines already show the results of winter work. We're in the heart of the [...]
Women have taken on a central role in the world of oenology, adding considerably to the value of the Made In Italy brand. Here are some first hand accounts from women in wine who talk of their experiences in the industry and their relationship with it. March 8th, International Women’s Day: Though many goals have been reached there are still many routes to explore. One of them leads to the traditionally male-dominated world of [...]
What accounts for the success of Unicorn Tears? And how does it differ from an authentic wine rooted in a real terroir? The world of food was upended by a new trend and an ensuing media hubbub following the launch of Unicorn Tears Rosé at the beginning of 2019. Initially a boom on social media, this unusual new product has now gained sufficient traction to feature in the lifestyle sections of major magazines, piquing [...]
Valentine's Day is nearly upon us and as ever, so is the dilemma of how to celebrate it. If you're wine lovers why not quench your partner’s passion with a wine-related gift? A romantic supper never goes out of style but dreaming up something more original and personal could be a way of sharing a surprise. Here then, are six suggestions for Valentine surprises: romantic ideas, from do-it-yourself objects to sensual experiences to share [...]
“I’m going to drop everything and move to the country.” How many times have you thought this after a long day of being chained to a desk! The desire for an unspoiled patch of ground and a simple life at one with nature often falls by the wayside for lack of time and space. We created the Adopt a Row of Vines project to make this deep-felt need fit in with everyday life. For an entire year, [...]
All of nature’s things take their own time–they can’t be forced or hurried… After a summer's labour in the vineyard and holding our breath between rain and hail, it would seem natural to lop off the ripe-looking grape clusters as quickly as possible to reassure ourselves of a bounty of fruit after such hard work. But the grape harvest is - after all - decided by nature, in her own time and following her own rules. The [...]
If you love wine, you must have read innumerable descriptions like this one: “Distinct notes of rose, vanilla, spices and herbs..." Just as you must have gone to a tasting and heard the sommelier, his nose poised above the glass, describe the sensations evoked by the wine as he picked out individual perfumes and nuances, often related to ordinary everyday smells that were advance indicators of the taste of the wine. Tasting wine is a real [...]
Our yearned-for summer is finally here. Even the air we breathe seems filled with desire for jaunts outside, far from the stress of the city. Amid the vines, time seems to stop, making them a charming place to rediscover lost peace and guarantee complete relaxation, along with tradition, nature and good food. The Langhe district offers a perfect mix of all these ingredients, owing to its illustrious gastronomic past, a pot-pourri of flavours from a land that produces fine dishes [...]
With Vinitaly’s glasses polished and stored, the world of wine is back in the news, this time in Piedmont, with Nebbiolo Noblesse, on Monday, June 18 in Turin and Monday, June 25 in Alba. Both dates star Piedmont’s elegant, sparkling Nebbiolo wines in the second edition of the fair, the biggest devoted to Spumanti Metodo Classico 100% Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo Noblesse was begun in 2018 by winemakers from Piedmont and the Valle d’Aosta, enthusiasts of this quality sparkling [...]