Happy news for winelovers: STACKT wine storage

In a world of boring, traditional, and downright tacky wine racks, STACT sets a new standard for simplicity, usability, and style.  Transform your wine collection into an elegant showpiece. Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum and premium wood veneers. Winelover Jamie Kasza and his team at STACT are developing and marketing wine storage solutions for people … Continue reading

Same wine, different price – depending of the day of the week

“A large and extensive wine list is a luxury and requires care and effort in its management.” So says Sebastiano de Corato, sales and marketing manager of Cantina Rivera, who also suggests that managing a wine by the glass service is demanding for most restaurateurs. It is preferable, inasmuch, to have fewer labels, as suggested … Continue reading

Zagreb Wine and Gourmet Festival 2011

Zagreb will be the capital of good wines and good food during the fourth edition of the Zagreb Wine Gourmet Festival, the most prestigious wine and gourmet event in Croatia.The Festival, recommended by Decanter UK, kicks off on the 25 and goes on the February 26th, in the impressive venue of the new Museum of … Continue reading

Matjaž Četrtič, wines Ferdinand, Goriška Brda, Slovenia

Matjaž Četrtič, the young winemaker from Brda, who has, together with his collegue from Collio, created a rebula/ribolla based sparkling wine which is uniting Slovenia and Italy – without borders with Rebolium Sinefinis. What has brought you into the world of wines? I live in Brda, so I was always living with wines. After I finished … Continue reading

Rebranding the Traditional Tea Bag

It is one-ff portable teasticks that gives more convenient experience to users. Tea bags are attached inside the teastick so there is no need of using sticks separately for stirring nor to throw away the tea bags. The form of the design was inspired by Japanese CHASEN (Loose leaf tea stirring equipment). It brings a … Continue reading

Carlo Nerozzi, Le Vigne di San Pietro, Garda, Italy

Carlo Nerozzi, the architect, who became by coincidence winemaker and who dedicates his wines to the ones he loves, tells us about his Le Vigne di San Pietro wines which are very appreciated in Italy and abroad. His Refola for example has gained 3 glasses from Gambero Rosso. What has brought you into the world … Continue reading

Miha Batič, Batič winery, Vipava Valley, Slovenia

“A complete path from must to wine is written in a grape. A great oenologist understands that wine is a masterpiece of Nature, not man. The most precious and purest wine is born from only one idea. The idea of Nature.” says Miha Batič. What has brought you into the world of wines? My blood is … Continue reading

Bubbles that add sparkle to wine

Bubbles add sparkle to wine. How they form, move, and affect our perception of the wine is the subject of the science of champagne. I stumbled on this topic in a review on the chemistry and physics of champagne published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. The review comes from the keyboard of Gérard Liger-Belair, … Continue reading

The story of Absinthe and the Green Fairy

The Green Fairy is the English translation of La Fee Verte, the affectionate French nickname given to the celebrated absinthe drink in the nineteenth century. The nickname stuck, and over a century later, “absinthe” and “Green Fairy” continue to be used interchangeably by devotees of the potent green alcohol. Mind you, absinthe earned other nicknames, too: poets and … Continue reading

Ginger – the wonder spice

Though called a root, it is actually the rhizome of the monocotyledonous perennial plant Zingiber officinale. Originating in southern China, the cultivation of ginger spread to India, Southeast Asia, West Africa, and the Caribbean. The English word ginger is etymologically related to the Tamil iñci, having been borrowed into Indo-European languages from a Dravidian language. Ginger … Continue reading