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Wine & food experience in Umbria

posted by on November 4th, 2015

Americans prefer Kurni, Sassicaia, Barolo and Amarone (Il Sole 24 Ore) – Milan, 29 May

In the US people like red and high quality wine ‘. “In 2015 we have increased the export by 30%,” says Roberto Angelini, the owern of Properzio Group, a company based in Spello (Umbria) which has been spreading the Italian excellence in the world for seven generations. The United States represents the 50% of Properzio turnover. “Italy has a lot to offer, so much to be the first country to export wine to the US”, continues Mr Angelini, “and when we talk about excellence in the States, we are referring to Kurni, Sassicaia, Barolo, Sagrantino and Amarone”. According to the OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine), in the 2013 the U.S.A. were the first country in the consumption of wine, with Italy as leader supplier, ahead of France.

Enoteca Properzio is set in an ancient building dating back to 1550 and part of the famous Palazzo dei Canonici, next to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore, in Spello. Legend has it that here lived and worked Pinturicchio, one of the greatest Italian artist of the 1400. The Enoteca offers different areas, for private wine tasting and excellent cooking classes.
Free Wine Tasting at Properzio, Spello for homeinitaly.com customers.

Traveling with a glass of wine – San Remo: the Pearl of the Riviera of the flowers

posted by on September 10th, 2015

Sanremo is a beautiful city located on the Mediterranean coast of western Liguria in north-western Italy, known mostly for the annual “Sanremo Music” festival. The city was founded in Roman times and it is known as “The Pearl of the Riviera of the flowers” . Indeed, Sanremo is famous all around the world for the production of flowers, cultivated on the amazing hills around. The perfume of nature and the beauty of the landscape make the city a little peace of paradise in Italy. Sanremo is a sun-dappled Mediterranean resort characterized by a series of marvelous Riviera-style villas.

Gewurztraminer Nussbaumer Tramin

One of the oldest farms in Tramin, the Nussbaumer has a long tradition of over 700 years in the cultivation of the vineyard. The selection Nussbaumer personifies all the characteristics of Sanermo: an intense, bright yellow color which recalls the shining sun and the fragrant notes that smells of rose petals and other varieties of flowers and fruits. Pleasant aromas and notes decidedly spicy, this vine is excellent as an aperitif. It is ideal with shellfish (surprising with spicy Asian cuisine) but also extraordinary alone, as a meditation wine, to accompany an unforgettable convivial moment.

TYPE: White vine

REGION: Alto Adige

AROMA: Floreal, spized

MATCH: Cold cuts, Fish and Crustacean

PROOF: 14% vol

YEAR: 2013

SERVICE’S TEMPERATURE: 12C°

ITALIAN COFFEE

posted by on September 25th, 2013

Coffee is a very popular drink in Italy. You can choose your “Caffè” amongst many different kind of coffees.

Espresso: simply known as Caffè, served in a small cup. Strong in taste with a rich bronze froth on top.

Doppio: it is a double espresso.

Ristretto: stronger than a regular espresso since it is made with less water.

Caffè Lungo or Americano: an Espresso made with more water – opposite a Ristretto. Caffè Lungo is served in a small cup, Caffè Americano in a bigger cup.

Macchiato: an Espresso with a dollop of steamed milk on top.

Corretto: Espresso that is “corrected” with grappa, cognac or sambuca.

Cappuccino: Espresso in a big cup, containing equal parts of coffee, steamed milk and foamed milk. Italians drink it only before 11 AM.

Caffelatte: Espresso made with more milk than a cappuccino but only a small amount of foam. Usually drunk at breakfast.

Latte macchiato: steamed milk that is “marked” with a shot of espresso coffee.