Cantine aperte – Wine day at Casato Prime Donne in Montalcino 20 wines for tasting

Twenty years have passed since the first edition of “Cantine aperte” and Donatella Cinelli Colombini continues personally welcoming guests and offering them something exceptional, out of the ordinary compared to what they can taste the rest of the year. Donatella is practically a mother of this event. She organized the first edition of Cantine aperte … 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

Movia: Winery of the year 2011

At Wine & Spirits, they have selected Movia as a Winery of the Year. Each year, their panels and critics blind taste more than 10,000 wines, selecting the best for recommendation in the magazine. Their Top 100 Wineries of the Year highlights brands with a range of wines their critics have scored at the top of their categories. … Continue reading

Photo gallery: Zelen wines from Vipava in Ljubljana at JB Restaurant (with Janez Bratovž and Matej Tomažič)

The priest Matija Vertovec has written in his book about winemaking in 1844, that Zelen is a special variety with “specially noble soul”. We can talk about an aromatic variety with a nice bouquet in which we will find the frutiness of apple, pear. People from Vipava have called Zelen “the scent” because it fulfills … Continue reading

Interview: Tomaž Prinčič (Prinčič winery, Kozana/Brda, Slovenia)

On the family farm Prinčič from Kozana in Brda they cultivate grapevine since many generations and create it’s noble product. The old writings from 1848 talk about the Prinčič family as vine and fruit growers. Since generations the tradition of collaboration with nature and protection of the nature and it’s quality products transferred to the … Continue reading

Let’s play a wine game!

  Aromaster is a wine tasting educational tool and a friendly game, designed by professionals as a library of wine smells, combining 80 most common wine aromas, bouquet and faults found in sparkling, white, red and sweet wines across the globe. By using Aromaster, you will gradually develop your wine tasting skills allowing you to … Continue reading

Teranum in Trieste

The Consortium of Teran wine is inviting you to visit Teranum, which will take place in Piaza della Borsa in Trieste from the 17th till the 19th of December. Carpe Diem club is inviting you to visit on Friday 17th of December the event with us and to join us in the evening at the … Continue reading

Wine Spectator Top 100 for 2010

Each year, Wine Spectator editors survey the wines they’ve reviewed over the past 12 months and select the most exciting for their Top 100. This annual list, which debuted in 1988, reflects significant trends, spotlights successful regions and recognizes outstanding producers. In 2010, they reviewed more than 15,800 new releases from around the world in blind … Continue reading

The CDC event in November photos: Truffle hunt and Rojac winery

Last Saturday a nice group of 30 people from different parts of Slovenia and Italy gathered in Istria for a new adventure – this time it was truffle hunt and visit to the Rojac winery. When new people meet who don’t know each other and spend together a wonderful part of the day strangers turn … Continue reading

Merus Winery by UXUS Design

The Tasting room // photo © Dim Balsem The “Golden State” // California, accounts for nearly 90% of the American wine production; Merus Winery which is located in Napa Valley, CA accounts for a fraction of this production.  Napa County, once the producer of many different crops, is known today for its exquisite wine industry, it is … Continue reading