Author Archives: Lili Kocsis

Millesima Celebrates International Women’s Day

In honour of this year’s International Women’s Day, taking place on Thursday, March 8th, we have decided to take a closer look at women’s changing role in the global wine industry and to highlight some of our favourite lady wine makers and winery owners along the way. Discover the increasingly influential role of women in a historically male-dominated industry and ... Read More »

Ao Yun | In a Virgin Wine Region at Himalayan Heights

Planted in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, near the mythical city of Shangri-La in the Yunnan province of southwestern China, the vineyards of the Ao Yun estate produce a truly special New-New World wine, a masterful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. As part of the newest project of luxury goods empire LVMH – the talented team behind Chateau ... Read More »

Veneto | A Region with a Thousand Different Faces

Just south of Trentino – Alto Adige, Italy’s northernmost wine region, is the united wine federation and powerhouse region of Veneto, boasting an extremely diverse landscape of microclimates, winemaking styles and local traditions. A short drive from the famous city of Venice, this dynamic ribbon of land is home to 28 DOC and 14 DOCG areas, producing more wine than any other ... Read More »

A Closer Look at Trentino Alto Adige

Ready for a break from Tuscany and Piedmont, but not yet ready to leave the world of Italian wines? Discover the wines of Trentino – Alto Adige, Italy’s most northern producing region. Home to the autochthonous red grapes Lagrein, Teroldego and Schiava, this region is also very well known for its zesty Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay. Join us as we travel to ... Read More »

#MBA 2018 : A Portrait of the Winners

Hello all! After 2 months of intense competition between blog articles written by talented wine-lovers, it is finally time to make a selection! The entire Millesima team is excited to finally reveal the names of the 6 winners of the Millesima Blog Awards 2018. But first, we would like to thank all participants – finalists and non-finalists, for their interest ... Read More »

Castello di Volpaia | A World of Wine in the Hills of Chianti

What comes to mind when one hears mentioned “Castello di Volpaia“ in Italy’s Tuscan region? Is it the 11th century fortified village, parts of whose protective walls and towers remain popular with visitors of the area today? Is it the rich legacy left by families who once owned the estate, the great role they played in the formation and definition of ... Read More »

Focus on Chablis | Chardonnay from Burgundy’s Golden Gate

Browse the white section of the wine list at almost any good seafood-specialised restaurant in town and you’re likely to find a selection of Chablis. The dry, lean and classic flinty-mineral style of these single-varietal Chardonnay wines make them the ideal pairing with oysters, shellfish and almost any fish dish. But what do we really know about this region, tucked ... Read More »

Focus on the Chateau Clerc Milon 2010

We have recently announced the 18 finalists who have made it past the first round of our 2018 Millesima Blog Awards. In honour of these talented writers and our official partners in the competition, we have decided to take a moment to focus on the 2010 Chateau Clerc Milon, of which each finalist will receive one Magnum-sized bottle. Let’s take a closer ... Read More »

Lancelot Pienne | Single-Estate Cuvees of Great Finesse

A mention of the word “Champagne” often conjures up the image of the grand Champagne Houses of Reims, stone palaces looming behind wrought iron gates, hundreds of hectares planted with vines that produce millions of bottles of lavishly labelled bubbly. And there is certainly nothing wrong with that, as Champagne, by definition, is a product of prestige. But for connoisseurs seeking something smaller, ... Read More »

Produttori del Barbaresco | A Cooperative Powered by Nebbiolo

Reigning over 100 hectares of vines, almost 1/6th of the Barbaresco appellation’s total vineyard area, is Produttori del Barbaresco, a cooperative made up of over 60 local wine-growers. Officially founded in 1958, this collaboration can trace back its roots to 1894, when Domizio Cavazza of the Royal Oenological School of Alba created the first cooperative of small landowners in the ... Read More »