Millesima Tips

Millesima Tips #4: Maturation Beyond Oak and Steel (2/2)

In the last “episode” of Millesima Tips, we explored the maturation process of wine, distinguishing it from bottle-ageing and detailing the two most common techniques: barrel and stainless steel maturation. But while these two types of containers are used to age the grand majority of wines around the world, they represent just two phases of the long evolution of wine ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #3: The Harvest (1/2)

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You’ve heard of the grape harvest. But when does it actually take place, and how? And what does it mean for the winery? The third in our series of educational Millesima Tips will explore the harvest, perhaps the most exciting aspect of winemaking. What is the harvest? A key stage of the annually recurring vine cycle and the moment in which the patience of the ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #3: The Harvest, Techniques and Global Climate Change (2/2)

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We have already discussed the topic of the harvest in general in Part 1/2 of our Millesima Tip #3. What follows is a closer look at manual vs. mechanical techniques and the effect of global climate change on wine grape harvests around the world. Man vs. Machine Tradition or modernity? Manual or mechanical harvesting? The choice often depends on the difficulty ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #2: The Grape Varieties

Millesima Tips is a series of educational tutorials designed to help wine-lovers learn more about various subjects in the world of wine. Our handy guide provides useful information on the winemaking process, from pruning the vine to blending the wine, and everything in between. The second episode of our series explores grape varietals and how they affect the aromatic and flavour profile of the wines made from ... Read More »

Millesima Tips #1: The Vine Cycle

Millesima has recently created Millesima Tips, an educational tutorial for those who wish to learn more about various subjects in the world of wine. From vine to glass, this handy guide is full of useful information on the intricate processes involved in the elaboration of a wine. The first episode of our series on wine-making explores the vine cycle, from the plant’s ... Read More »