Calici di Stelle

Sometime around mid-August each year, Italy witnesses a prolific meteor shower in its skies (it is called as the Perseids Meteor Shower). Over the years the wineries started organizing wine tastings during this period. The event came to be known as ‘Calici di Stelle’ which literally means “Wine Under the Stars”. This soon turned intoContinue reading “Calici di Stelle”

Wine Barrel Race in Italy

Barrel Race is traditionally a rodeo event. But in Italy it takes a different form (in many wine regions like montepulciano) where men replace the horses and lift / push wine barrels up to the finish line This event, held on the last Sunday of August, when barrels are being emptied in preparation for theContinue reading “Wine Barrel Race in Italy”