Author: Antonio Maria Guerra
The Most Typical Specialties
Welcome! This section of WebFoodCulture is dedicated to the Italian wines. We will explain what makes them so special, starting with their history and places of origin, all seasoned with a large number of curiosities. Finally, we will discover their most traditional producer,. Enjoy the reading!
Brunello di Montalcino, one of the standard-bearers of the Italian winemaking tradition, is produced in Tuscany, in the territory of the Municipality of Montalcino, not far from the city of Siena. It’s a red wine of great structure and elegance, which is not afraid of the passage of time. (read more)
Origin: Montalcino (Tuscany) Typology: Wines
In this article we will find out how Brunello di Montalcino is made. A procedure dating back to the mid-19th century, when the pharmacist Clemente Santi bet on the characteristics of a particular variety of Sangiovese grapes, giving life to one of the standard-bearers of the Italian winemaking tradition.
The birth of Lambrusco is closely linked to the evolution of the wild vine growing between the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna and, partially, Lombardy. The earliest records about this wine date back to the classical period. (read more)
Origin: Emilia-Romagna / Lombardy
Friularo wine has always been famous for its strong personality: something to keep in mind when drinking it. There are no certainties about the origins of its name: it probably comes from the dialect word ‘frigolearo’. (read more)
Origin: Bagnoli (Veneto)
Probably not everyone knows that Leonardo da Vinci, the renowned scientist and artist, had a great passion for wine and its world. Let’s find out this little known aspect of the Tuscan genius, with the precious help of Luca Maroni, esteemed enologist and great expert on the topic.
Some bottles of Italian wine carry around their necks a strip of paper, the ‘fascetta’, bearing the acronym ‘DOCG’ (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita). This certifies that, after many examinations and repeated checks, the state guarantees the origin and the quality of the product. (read more)
Let’s discover the Italian DOC wines in this comprehensive list, broken down by region of origin. (read more)
The main reasons for the reputation of Prosecco wine are its great pleasantness and versatility: characteristics that, during the last few years, have led to a huge increase in its sales. Let’s find out the origins of this specialty, let’s visit the enchanting lands where its vines grow, finding out many interesting facts.
Origin: Conegliano / Vadobbiadene (Veneto) Typology: Wines
Marsala wine has an interesting past. Although its grapes have always been grown in Sicily, it was an Englishman who understood its potential, just as Englishmen were its first admirers. However, it was an Italian family that made it famous in the world: the Florios. (read more)
Origin: Marsala (Sicily)
Marsala wine owes part of its taste-olfactory characteristics to the procedure used to make it: a procedure which once allowed it to face long and difficult sea journeys without this affecting its quality. Let’s find out how this exquisite ‘fortified’ wine comes to life. (read more)
Origin: Marsala (Sicily)
Wine Masters is a documentary serie, created by the Dutch producer Klaas de Jong, about the world of wine. An ambitious project, meant to engage its viewers by giving them emotions that go far beyond classic information about some of the best products in the world.
Many think that Champagne is the best sparkling wine in the world. Is it true? As usual, much depends on personal tastes, but its incredible reputation is undeniable: a popularity grown over the centuries. Let’s try to understand what makes this wine a myth. Let’s find out its history, its places, and its people. Let’s meet Dom Perignon: the monk usually considered the inventor of this specialty. (read more)
Origin: Champagne (France) Typology: Wines
Wines from the world
Let’s find out how Champagne is made: from the soil where its grapes grow, to the vines used, without omitting the production method that for centuries has made this extraordinary wine a real work of art. (read more)
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