16 Expressions of Franciacorta on One Table

Franciacorta Satén

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to meet Jeremy Parzen here in San Francisco. Many of you probably know Do Bianchi, his blog, which has been active since 2007 and is a great resource for anyone who is interested in an inside perspective of the Italian wine and food scene. “Do Bianchi” in Veneto means “Two Whites”. It’s a typical expression used by locals to order two glasses of white wine. You shouldn’t be surprised by two glasses: you always find someone to share your wine moments in the hometown’s bar.
Jeremy has a quite extensive experience as wine writer, translator and marketing consultant.

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Understanding Italian Sparkling Wine: Franciacorta

Franciacorta Pavillion Vinitaly 2015

When it comes to sparkling wine, everyone’s first thought is French Champagne. It has been the go-to-wine for parties and celebrations for a long time. But it’s not the only sparkling wine known worldwide:

  • Prosecco reached a solid international exposure;
  • Franciacorta is now showcasing its products to the world, being the main sponsor of the EXPO in Milan;
  • Spanish Cava is widely known and is produced by some of the largest wineries in the world.

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Decoding the Decanting Process

Decoding The Decanting Process

This is a guest post written by Zachary Sussman and first published at http://www.fix.com/blog/decanting-wine/.


When, Why, and How to Use a Decanter for Your Wine

To decant or not to decant? With apologies to Shakespeare, this is so often the question on the minds of wine lovers, for whom the time-honored practice of decanting a favorite bottle of wine can feel baffling and intimidating.

Although it may seem unnecessarily fancy and stuffy – or best left to professional sommeliers and serious collectors with hundreds of expensive bottles in their cellars – the ritual of decanting wine isn’t at all complicated or mysterious. It can be accomplished easily in the comfort of your own home, whenever the occasion arises.

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Everything You Need to Know About EXPO 2015 and the Wine Pavilion

The Wine Pavillion Expo 2015

Last Friday EXPO 2015 finally opened the doors to visitors from all over the world.
I say “finally” because it has been a fight back and forth between optimists and pessimists: in the last six months I kept reading that everything was still under construction and would never be ready on time from some sources and that everything was perfectly on track from other sources.

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7 Brunello di Montalcino to get to the Heart of the Terroir

Brunello Journey to the Heart Terroir

“Viaggio al Centro del Terroir” (“Journey to the Heart of the Terroir”), the tasting of 7 Brunello di Montalcino, organized by AIS (Italian Sommelier Association), was scheduled right after the tasting of 14 Chianti Classico with Doctor Wine. It happened just by chance, but it was perfect for my journey through Tuscan wines and made a lot of sense in terms of raising complexity and structure of the wines.

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