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In proposing a description of the wine / food relationship, so important in the history and practice of gastronomy, the “wine” element can be considered in three respects:

  • As a food itself.
  • As a raw material that contributes to the composition of food.
  • As a drink to combine with food.

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The Romans had already discovered the properties of cork and used it to seal wine amphorae. The use of this material was then abandoned for a long time, until, with the refinement of the glass bottles, the first factories arose in Provence towards the end of the seventeenth century: in the same period the legendary Don Perignon found the material in it ideal for capping your Champagne.

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TASTE the WINE: Be In Health

It may seem strange, but the psychophysical conditions of those who taste are very influential on the wine tasting. Emile Peynaud used to say:”The taster must be in shape, in good health and with a free mind“.

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A personal wine-cellar can be a precious reserve of wines with which to make their own experiences as a taster. Some might argue that a winery in the house is not ‘essential, considering that the wines can be purchased from time to time when needed. Of course, but there is some contraindication.

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Travel Among Italian Wine: The Importance of Wine Temperature

The temperature of the wine has a decisive influence on the olfactory, gustatory and tactile sensations, for which a wine that is too hot or too cold is not judged.

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CUCINA ITALIANA: italian Recipes – Ligurian Focaccia

Soft and crunchy at the same time, simple but super delicious: the Ligurian focaccia with extra virgin olive oil is a regional specialty that has conquered the hearts of many lovers of gastronomy across the border.

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Travel Among Italian Wine: LIGURIA Region Wines

The sea, the great love of the Ligurians, has allowed for centuries to have continuous exchanges with different civilizations, and this has also influenced the cultivation of the vine. The Ligurian viticulture is variegated and original, with vines like the Bosco, the Pigato, the Albarola, the Bianchetta and many others.

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ITALIAN WINES: Do You Know Everything About the Corkscrew?

The corkscrew, born about three centuries ago together with the spread of the use of cork, has solicited inventors’ imagination: hundreds of models have been designed, from the simplest, a screw-type gimlet to be inserted into the cap, to the type butterfly, lever, double spiral, up to the most recent Screwpull.

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Decanting is an operation that involves transferring a liquid, the wine, from a container, usually the bottle, to another, usually a carafe, holding the deposits in the first one.

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Travel Among Italian Wine: The SICILIAN Region Wines

Sicily is a territory rich in history, art and culture, but also a region with deep and ancient wine traditions. The viticulture of Sicily, for many years aimed at obtaining cutting wines (high gradation and large quantities) has made remarkable progress in recent years, achieving remarkable results in the oenological field.

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