Curiosities & insights – The Tuscan flask

Curiosities & insights – The Tuscan flask

Who has ever, at least once in life, seen a flask of red wine? For us Tuscans it is quite likely to see it “towering” over our grandparents’ table or in a typical trattoria. The flask, an object that has the flavour of times gone by, is one of the...
Curiosities & insights – Flavonoids in wine

Curiosities & insights – Flavonoids in wine

One more reason to drink a glass of wine, apart from the fact that it tastes good and cheers us up? Because wine contains flavonoids! And flavonoids are allies of our well-being! What are flavonoids? Flavonoids or bioflavonoids (from the Latin flavus, meaning...
Curiosities & Insights – Wine’s sulphites

Curiosities & Insights – Wine’s sulphites

We often hear about wine’s sulphites, but not everyone has a clear idea about it. What are sulphites? In chemical, sulphite is the generic name for the neutral salts of sulfur acid. The most well-known ones are the sulphites of sodium and calcium, used in the...
Farmers’ knowledge – Meetings in the farmyard

Farmers’ knowledge – Meetings in the farmyard

Generation gap Nowadays the farming life may seem something old or obsolete. It may cause curiosity, interest and involvement. It could be compared to the same feeling we have when we watch an old black and white movie. We know it is something that belongs and...
Farmers’ knowledge – The olives’ harvest

Farmers’ knowledge – The olives’ harvest

Waiting for the olives’ harvest October and November are the months for the olives’ harvest: it is the last effort for our countryside before the winter break. The olives’ harvest is a very expected moment because it means the end of our work and we can...
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