Wines of the family Velenosi #winesofmarche #italianwines

I have to tell you all about this amazing lunch we just had at Osteria Morinini and Velenosi Family Wines. Velenosi is  located on the outskirts of the town of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche region of  Central Italy. A bit of their history: Beginning 30 years ago with limited resources and minimal experience, the…

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How to ‘properly’ hold a wineglass?

Español vea aquí When I first started holding a wine glass I have to admit, I used to grab it from the chalice.  Moreover, I didn’t know it existed a ‘proper’ way to hold a wine glass. Learn from my experience: The correct way to drink a glass of wine is from the stem or…

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NYC Wine Bars: AYZA

Ayza Wine and Chocolate bar has two locations in New York City. Whether in Midtown or the West Village, Ayza Wine and Chocolate Bar has a meaningful selection of particular wines.  Their selection of Sparkling, Roses and Whites is very limited but they have a great international selection of Reds. However, their most suculent menu item if…

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Natural Wines

Do you know what is the difference between a natural wine and what we know as ‘wine’ ? I have heard a lot about them and the main difference is that they are not filtered and they don’t remove anything or add anything in the cellar according to @rawvineestate blog. Do you know any natural wines? I…

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Dessert Wines

According to @winefolly there are 5 types of dessert wines and then variety in within each type of course. The 5 types of Dessert wine are: -Sparkling Dessert Wine -Lightly Sweet Dessert Wine -Richly Sweet Dessert Wine -Sweet Red Wine -Fortified Wine My favorite is of course the Sparkling desert wine such as fruity Sparkling Rose which…

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Type of Barrels

According to leaf.tv there are two type of barrels: “Modern wooden barrels for wine-making are either made of French common oak (Quercus robur) and white oak(Quercus petraea) or from American white oak (Quercus alba)”. This is good to know as usually when  you go to wine tastings and they are describing the wine and, if the wine was aged in barrels they often…

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