GEORGIAN WINE. How to choose?
Georgia is a delightful and beautiful country! The combination of soft subtropics, the Black Sea, the flowering valleys of the foothills, the rocky mountains, and the deep gorges that pass…

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WINE IN KEGA
In several bars and restaurants in Auckland, New Zealand, began to offer wines supplied in kegs. A keg is a metal vessel, usually made of steel or aluminum, often used…

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WINE Cork HISTORY
The enterprising ancient Greeks managed not only to learn how to produce good wine, but also to establish a successful trade in them. The difficulties caused by the inconvenience of…

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HISTORY OF THE ORIGIN OF WINE BANFI

“The embodiment of the American dream on Italian soil” can be described as the story of a successful company Castello Banfi in one sentence.

In the early 1970s, two brothers, Harry and John Mariani, arrived in Italy (Brunello region). The brothers’ love for wine production was grafted by their father, the famous New York winemaker John Mariani. It is unlikely that someone other than enterprising Americans would have paid attention to a small town, much of which was covered with forests, and in fairness it should be noted that winemaking did not really develop there. But the Mariani brothers did not stop it. In 1978, they bought vineyards in the south of Tuscany and called on the help of an experienced oenologist (a specialist who estimated the vineyards) Ezio Rivella began to develop the land. In 1984, Castello Banfi di Poggio alle Mura Castle was acquired and restored – this is how the company got its name. It took several decades, and drinks Castello Banfi received worldwide popularity as well. In the castle, in addition to wine production, a hotel, a restaurant and the family museum “Marianni Sr. Glass and Bottles” were equipped. Grappa and Castello Banfi wines are marked by many certificates and are supplied to 50 countries of the world. Brunello di Montalcino wine, the basis for which was the Sangiovese grape, was the first among Italian wines to be awarded DOCG status. Only the best of elite drinks deserve such honor.

Today, the reins of the company are in the hands of the third generation of Mariani. Vineyards occupy more than 8 thousand hectares, about 12 million bottles of alcohol are produced annually. The company continues to expand its ownership: in the Bolgheri region 5 hectares of vineyards were purchased. The company plans to release new wines Bolgheri Rosso (Aska) and Bolgheri Superiore. Castello Banffy has made a significant contribution to the development of Italian winemaking.

Especially popular among buyers is Grappa Banfi. Grappa – a drink with a strength of 40-55%, which is made from grape cake. The next stage is spilling on special oak barrels. The infused grappa is bottled, where it “languishes” for several months, acquiring its unique unique taste.

RED WINE
“Dry” terminology says that red wine is a drink made from dark grape varieties using a special technology that promotes the transfer of anthocyanins from the skin to the wort.…

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MALBEC DAY
On April 17, Malbec is honored in the entire "wine" world. This is an early grape variety that has an amazing fruit aroma, as well as a high tannin content.…

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12 non-standard ways how to use wine to the last drop
Wine is called a noble drink. And how not to miss a glass or two for dinner or during a festive feast. But some people manage to use it not…

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STEREOTYPES OF WINE
Far from each of us can boast the ability to choose the right wine, and the store is often guided by the “generally accepted rules”: good wine is necessarily expensive,…

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