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Montemaggiore Blog

We are winegrowers not professional writers, thus this blog will probably only be updated a few times a year.  In fact most of these posts either have appeared or will appear in our quarterly newsletter. Having said that, we hope you enjoy our insights on winemaking and winegrowing on a boutique level.  We welcome your opinions and questions—and even your suggestions on future topics. 

Lise Ciolino
 
September 13, 2016 | Lise Ciolino

Steve Jobs taught me everything I know...

Early in my career, I worked for Steve Jobs, who taught me three very important but unconventional lessons about the wine business. The experience molded me into who I am today, and made Montemaggiore wines what they are.  Continue »

Time Posted: Sep 13, 2016 at 7:20 AM
Lise Ciolino
 
January 22, 2016 | Lise Ciolino

Vintage Chart for Paolo's Vineyard Syrah

We recently tasted every single vintage of Paolo’s Vineyard Syrah that we’ve ever produced—an exciting and enlightening event given that we don't often taste all these wines side-by-side. The resulting vintage chart will help you decide whether to open that special bottle of Montemaggiore Syrah now or hang on to it.  Continue »

Vincent Ciolino
 
December 2, 2014 | Vincent Ciolino

The Wine Lover’s Dilemma: drink now or later?

We've all contemplated a special bottle of wine, wondering whether to open it now or wait because it may taste better in a few years? Here are a few tips and tools for evaluating the ageability of wines.  Continue »

Lise Ciolino
 
August 28, 2014 | Lise Ciolino

Berry Sensory Analysis: this winemaker's favorite harvest tool

How does a winemaker precisely assess ripeness in grapes? And do flavors in the grapes translate into flavors in the wine? The answers to these questions lend insight into how Montemaggiore chooses when to harvest the grapes.  Continue »

Vincent Ciolino
 
November 15, 2013 | Vincent Ciolino

The Beauty of Mountain Wines: soil, slope, and elevation are the secrets

An old anecdote teaches us that "great wines come from vineyards with the best views". Most of the great wines around the world do come from mountainous regions, but it's not actually the view that makes the difference.  Continue »

Vincent Ciolino
 
November 15, 2013 | Vincent Ciolino

The Beauty of Mountain Wines: soil, slope, and elevation are the secrets

An old anecdote teaches us that "great wines come from vineyards with the best views". Most of the great wines around the world do come from mountainous regions, but it's not actually the view that makes the difference.  Continue »

Vincent Ciolino
 
February 15, 2011 | Vincent Ciolino

Cane Pruning in the Vineyard

Every winter while the vines are dormant, Pedro prunes each of our 14,000 vines. He uses a method called cane pruning is complex and time-consuming, but worth the effort!  Continue »