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Author: Elena Grigio

«Come Quickly, I’m Tasting the Stars!»

It is what supposedly said Dom Perignon, a French Benedictine monk, when tasting the first champagne. While the monk made important contributions to the production and quality of champagne wine, he didn’t invent sparkling wine, nor was he the first to make champagne. Learn how Champagne is made and what’s the difference between Champagne & Prosecco.

Little-Known Wine Facts About Cleopatra

Cleopatra – the last pharaoh and one of the most powerful rulers of Egypt, a debauched temptress and a woman of superior intellect. It turned out that she was also a huge wine lover along with Marc Antony, a Roman general and her lover, who by the way, was declared the New Dionysus, a god of wine, happiness, and immortality.

Going green: California winemakers lead the way

There are people like us, typically smaller vineyards, who are willing to go the extra mile to farm in a more intimate way with the soil, in a way that is not always the most efficient. Yet a lot of vineyards are run by professional managers looking for the greatest efficiency, which often goes hand-in-hand with the use of herbicides and pesticides.