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E*tra Vergine Oleoteca: the best Umbria can offer!

posted by on November 2nd, 2017

E*tra Vergine Oleoteca is a brand new concept, created by the eclectic architect and olive oil producer Monia Caneschi, whose passions for food, design and olive oil have been combined with those of Pierluigi Ceccarelli, professional sommelier and olive oil taster, who have been working with wine and gastronomy for the past 20 years. The result is a culinary oeuvre, a magic and unique place where it is possible to feel the intense dedication to quality and details. With 250 olive oil labels, all of them personally selected, the olive oil shop E*tra Vergine Oleoteca is an important national and international collection, offering the best Italian olive oil brands and products coming from abroad, all of them with the common characteristic of very high quality.

Oil is the main actor, but also wine, sauces, pasta and herbal liqueurs among other specialties give their contribution for a special evening and memorable culinary experience. The dedicated chef creates delicious plates different every day, depending on the fresh materials available, and with the constant leitmotif with are the olives.

A place where gastronomic culture is explored in the wider meaning, where you can talk about historical and cultural traditions related to the local and national food products and where it is possible to taste products of absolute excellence.

Book a villa in Umbria through Home in Italy and get a free olive oil tasting at the Oleoteca in Spello!

E*tra Vergine Oleoteca S.r.l.s.
Via Garibaldi, 9
Spello (Perugia)
Tel. 0742/651481
extravergineoleoteca@gmail.com

Happy birthday Vinitaly!

posted by on February 18th, 2016

The most important Wine Fair of Italy celebrates 50 years and many are the events organized to celebrate this honorable goal.

Born in 1967, Vinitaly is the event that more than any other has traced the evolution of the national and international wine system, helping to make wine one of the most captivating and dynamic realities of the Made in Italy. The famous international exhibition of wine and spirits, held in Verona, has more than 4000 exhibitors per year and approximately 150,000 visitors per edition. The salon gathers producers, importers, distributors, caterers, technicians, journalists and opinion leaders from all around the world.

These are the top moments of the 2016 edition: exclusive wines tastings and thematic tastings with the greatest experts and producers. Do not miss the great Vinitaly kitchen: prestigious restaurants where the most ‘popular chefs will prepare refined menus in combination with excellent wines.
The excellence of the Made in Italy: four days during which sommeliers, journalists and producers will present to the public the very best of the Italian wine.

Where: Verona Fiere
When: 10 – 13 April 2016
Website: www.vinitaly.com

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.

Even the prestigious Forbes magazine celebrates the Sagrantino di Montefalco

posted by on October 16th, 2015

“Why the next wine in your cellar should be a Sagrantino di Montefalco”. Forbes Life 27 August 2015

sagrantino vineyard

Umbria, Italian wine excellence. Word of Forbes, the prestigious journal of the American economy and finance which, in a long article by Per and Britt Karlsson, sings the praises of the Sagrantino di Montefalco, whose grapes have been growing for centuries on the slopes of the Umbrian hills.

Red wine Sagrantino

“Umbria – says Forbes – is a wonderful Italian region. So many comments about it, as indeed for most of the beautiful Italy. And that’s a fact. If would say, however, that Umbria has also stunning wine? Well, many other Italian regions also have it. But unquestionably Umbria has some really rare wines. Umbria is a small region, but with different types of wine. In the south, the vineyards are scattered around the pretty town of Montefalco. Sangiovese here, as in the neighboring Tuscany, is grown and used to produce the Montefalco Rosso. What ensues, are very pleasant and convenient wines. Excellent table wines, light and elegant in style.”

vineyard of the Sagrantino red wine

“However – continues Forbes – the big surprise comes from Sagrantino. This wine is used only in small part at Montefalco. But its wines are breathtaking. Some compare it to Barolo from Piedmont, others the great grape of southern Italy, Aglianico . ‘Sagrantino must be tamed’, says a farmer, which means that this product has to be aged a lot. And after enjoying a variety of wines from the 2011 vintage recently put up for sale, I absolutely agree. Even if of course everything depends on the manufacturer.