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In Search of the Finest Italian Wines

Nina Snow drinking wine whilst scouting Italian Wines from Italian Vineyards

Marina Elettra Snow
 
August 11, 2022 | Marina Elettra Snow

Sassotondo - Friends That Make Great Wine!

While in Tuscany, Petra visited her good friends Carla Benini, an agronomist and winemaker from Trento, and her husband Edoardo Ventimiglia, a documentary film director from Rome. They now make great wines and are the owners of Sassotondo, a beautiful organic winery located between Sorano and Pitigliano.  Continue »

Time Posted: Aug 11, 2022 at 4:36 PM Permalink to Sassotondo - Friends That Make Great Wine! Permalink
Marina Elettra Snow
 
May 17, 2022 | Marina Elettra Snow

Piedmont - An Iconic Italian Wine Region

It's the push and pull between the cold Alps and the warm breezes off the Mediterranean Sea that produces the perfect growing climate for some of the world’s best wine grapes.  Continue »

Time Posted: May 17, 2022 at 12:30 PM Permalink to Piedmont - An Iconic Italian Wine Region Permalink
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May 10, 2022 | Marina Elettra Snow

Mainerdo Estate - 80 Years of Fine-Tuning the Art of Winemaking

A third generation, family-run winery that produces sustainable wines with big distinctive flavors.  Continue »

Time Posted: May 10, 2022 at 2:42 PM Permalink to Mainerdo Estate - 80 Years of Fine-Tuning the Art of Winemaking Permalink
Marina Elettra Snow
 
April 26, 2022 | Marina Elettra Snow

Knocking On Heaven's Door

While in Italy, Nina and Petra ventured over to Soave, one of the most charismatic and dynamic winemaking regions of Italy. It’s so special that in April it won the prestigious "Borgo dei Borghi 2022" title, which translates to "Village of Villages" and designates the village of Soave and the surrounding area as one of the most beautiful in Italy. Soave is the first village in Veneto to win this prestigious award.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 26, 2022 at 4:45 PM Permalink to Knocking On Heaven's Door Permalink
Marina Elettra Snow
 
May 17, 2021 | Marina Elettra Snow

Natural vs Organic vs Biodynamic Wine

If you’re wondering what’s the difference between “natural”, “organic” and “biodynamic” wine then this post is for you!  Continue »

Time Posted: May 17, 2021 at 12:32 PM Permalink to Natural vs Organic vs Biodynamic Wine Permalink
Marina Elettra Snow
 
February 27, 2021 | Marina Elettra Snow

How to know when your wine is corked?

Corked wine happens, so how do you know if your wine is corked? It’s not as easy as it sounds.  Continue »

Time Posted: Feb 27, 2021 at 1:58 PM Permalink to How to know when your wine is corked? Permalink
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February 11, 2021 | Marina Elettra Snow

Wine Ratings Demystified

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Time Posted: Feb 11, 2021 at 12:06 PM Permalink to Wine Ratings Demystified Permalink
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January 26, 2021 | Marina Elettra Snow

Decanting Wine

Many questions that I get around this topic have to do with why do you decant? Which wines do you decant? And how long do you decant?  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 26, 2021 at 10:32 AM Permalink to Decanting Wine Permalink
Marina Elettra Snow
 
January 5, 2021 | Marina Elettra Snow

What makes a white wine less expensive than a red wine?

Let’s talk about a question that I received regarding, "What makes a white wine less expensive than a red wine?" And in fact in a couple of virtual tasting that I've done over the past days, the question has come up even with respect to red wines in general. So what makes a wine cost more than another wine?  Continue »

Time Posted: Jan 5, 2021 at 6:36 PM Permalink to What makes a white wine less expensive than a red wine? Permalink
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November 8, 2020 | Marina Elettra Snow

Wine Words

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Time Posted: Nov 8, 2020 at 12:31 PM Permalink to Wine Words Permalink
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