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The cities where they drink more wine

Paris uncorks 697 millions of bottles per year, in second place there is Buenos Aires followed by Ruhr metropolitan area in Germany

By Donatella Cinelli ColombiniMontalcinoCasato Prime Donne

Paris is the city where they drink more wine

Paris is the city where they drink more wine

Among the cities where they drink more wine in the world 3 are Italians: Milan, Naples and Rome. Milan is in 4th position overall with 301 million bottles. Naples surprisingly beats Rome with 188 million bottles and places 8th in the world, while the Eternal City stops at 177 million bottles. The real surprise comes by comparing these numbers with the inhabitants and tourists for each city. In fact Rome is definitely the most densely populated among them, with over 8,5 million people, while Milan doesn’t reach 1,5 million and Naples is under 1 million.

To that we need to add the tourists, notoriously big fans of Italian cuisine, that gladly indulge in wine tastings and shopping, to the point where one out of two usually goes home with an Italian bottle in their luggage.

In the ranking of the most visited Italian cities, Rome (with 8.780 million arrivals)

Naples is the city that "drinks" more wine in Italy

Naples is the city that “drinks” more wine in Italy

dominates over Milan (6.050.000) that gets second place and we find Naples only in 9th place. So, overall, the study carried out by the Isneec Wine & Spirit Insitute business school on the data collected by OIV leaves us a little perplexed.

It reminds us of the study carried out a few years ago on the “Nations with the highest wine consumption per person”, that saw on the first place of the ranking the Vatican City, unleashing the most blasphemous comments on the usage of wine during Mass. Actually, at least in that case, the ratio between the 800 residents and the tourists’ wine consumption easily explained the statistics. Read more…

Wine tourism is one of the 725 Passion Tourisms

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Wine Tourism – Wine road Umbria

Wine lovers online are just one of the 363 tribes that communicate, share, look for exclusive opportunities and travel. They are obviously tourists with a passion

By Donatella Cinelli Colombini

JFC FerruzziMassimo Tursismo&management are a research centre and consulting agency among the best in Italy and periodically they send analysis. In september2015 they shared a study regarding industrial tourism that was very very interesting. At this moment, when no one else is thinking about it the Italian industrial museums have 880.000 visitors per year, but the Railway Museum in York in the UK, alone, has 770.000 tourists , so the potential is enormous because there are 166 Italian companies that could become a tourism destination

tourism of passions and fireworks

tourism of passions and fireworks

Wine tourism is full of opportunities and changes. The reasons for a trip change with the birth of new passions, or rather with those 725 personal interests that look for exclusive events to be shared online. That is how 363 “tribes” are born with rites to be shared, a sort of language and own rules. <<Interest becomes in fact a “passion” when this creates a virtual community through communication, sharing, information>>says Massimo Ferruzzi creator of the survey, while underlining that , in 2013 the Italian “tourism of passions” generated 38 million night stays (of which 33,6 in Italy) for a business that regards one and a half billion euro. Read more…

Minerality in wine: yeast not terroir

Many now exclude a connection between the  mineral ‘licked stones’ character in wine and the soil, they believe that it is the yeasts in wine that give flint aroma

Chablis

Chablis

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More and more research is being done as the fashion for mineral character increases especially in English speaking nations. All wineries would like to give a mineral touch to their wines, but until the cause in unknown it will be difficult to increase

Minerality

Minerality

Now everyone is sure that it does not come from the soil. Researchers now smile at the widespread idea that stones give taste and aroma to wines. <<With the odd and fairly irrelevant exceptions like sodium chloride, by and large, minerals have no taste.>> says Alex Maltman, geologist at the Aberystwyth University! Read more…

A vineyard on the roof among the skyscrapers

Vines grown on rooftops in New York, Rooftop Reds, have been talked about the world over, and it’s really easy. Let me tell you how to grow an urban vineyard

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Rooftop Reds New York

Rooftop Reds New York

As there are many urban vegetable gardens now the vineyard on the loft must not create illusions: this will not be the beginning of a career at will bring to a managerial role at Château Lafite Rothschild.

Rooftop Reds Team

Rooftop Reds Team

However it is a new trend. And it is a lot less complicated than what it might seem. All you need is a terrace and a lot of passion. The idea comes from Devin Shomaker, a young New Yorker who is also about to be financed to develop the project. The vineyard on the terrace seems about to duplicate the success of vegetables grown on the balcony and tomatoes grown in bags.  This type of production has been studied for residual toxins absorbed from traffic. To swap domestic productions for something else that was absolutely healthy, only because they have no pesticides is wrong because leaves can also absorb heavy metals in polluted air. However to grow plants is however a fun activity and it stimulates the consumption of vegetables so it must be encouraged. Read more…

Fettuccine all’Alfredo, the true story behind a cult dish 

This is the lovely story about Alfredo di Lelio creator of the “Fettuccine Alfredo” born as a reconstituent for his wife after the birth of their first child 

Alfredo Di Lelio with John Kennedy

Alfredo Di Lelio with John Kennedy

by Ines di Lelio from the  Ristorante “Il vero Alfredo” – “”Alfredo di Roma”

 

With pleasure I would like to tell you about my grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, born in September 1883 in Rome in Vicolo di Santa Maria in Trastevere. He began working as a young man in a small trattoria belonging to his mother Angelina in Piazza Rosa, where there was a small square, that disappeared around 1910, and existed before the construction of the Galleria Colonna now Galleria Sordi.

1908 was an incredible year for Alfredo Di Lelio: his son Armando was born and at the same time his fettuccine were born in the trattoria in Piazza Rosa, these then became famous all over the world. This trattoria was “the birthplace of fettuccine all’Alfredo”.

 

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Alfredo Di Lelio invented his  “fettuccine” as a natural reconstituent made with butter and Parmigiano, for his wife (my grandmother) Ines, prostrated after given birth to her first child (my father Armando) The dish “fettuccine” was a family success before being the dish that made famous and popular Alfredo Di Lelio, a character with a moustache like Umberto I di Savoia and calluses on his hands because of making his  “fettuccine” in front of his numerous clients. Read more…

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