WINE DRINKING ADVICE, TIPS AND BLOG

What is an IGT wine?

No doubt you have seen on some of the wines you have ordered and browsed on our website, referred to as IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) wines. But what are they? Are they inferior to the major classification DOC and DOCG wines? In the majority of cases absolutely not. All grapes within any IGT wine …

Award winning wines

Here at Vini Veneti we are so proud to be selling exceptional wines from a carefully selected group of independent, family owned wine producers. They are working 12 months per year, in pursuit of perfection, born from a combination of knowledge, obsession, passion and commitment, with the addition of an ideal terrain and climate …

During my recent trip back to Italy, I visited most of our suppliers, to talk about what we have done so far and what we hope to do in the future. I have been to most of them before, but this time I was going back to see them 8 months into our wine …

Made in the Franciacorta territory, an area just south of Lake Iseo in the Lombardia region, Franciacorta is a hand-harvested, bottle-aged sparkling wine with both DOC and DOCG recognition. Unlike some other sparkling styles, Franciacorta is relatively new on the world stage, established as a DOC in 1967 and a DOCG in 1995. Despite …

On Friday 18th July we held our first ever virtual wine tasting experience, over Zoom and I have to say it was a resounding success, enjoyed by everyone. We held it prior to the England Scotland football match and it certainly proved to be the highlight of the evening, with all guests tasting some …

You may or may not, have heard of natural wine. So, if you haven’t, here is what we know about it. Not to be confused with the term Organic wine, although natural wine is invariably organic, it is basically an unplugged version of the wine we all know and love today. Although there is …

In terms of drinking and enjoying red wine at it’s best, and in particular, opening, breathing and even decanting it prior to drinking, there are so many differing opinions and in my view, no absolute right or wrong way, just maybe some general good practice to follow. The main point is that all wines …