Q. Why does consuming tannins cause headaches?
A. Tannins are a plant substance found in many different foods and beverages such as wine, chocolate, soy and tea. Some people blame red-wine-headaches on the tannins that give certain wines their dry and astringent flavor, but it is unlikely that tannins are the cause if you do not get headaches from other foods containing them. If you get headaches from wine, it is likely you are not drinking enough water and are experiencing a headache from dehydration.
Q. How long does it take to bottle Tiziano?
A. Once the grapes are harvested, anywhere from a few weeks to 3 years depending on the type of wine being made.
Q. What does it mean when a wine is called “nutty”?
A. The word nutty is used to describe characteristic aromas of a wine. For example, a Chianti that was aged in oak barrels could take on a nutty flavor because the oak barrels changed the flavor of the wine over time. It is important that a wine doesn’t taste too nutty as that could mean the wine has become oxidized. Oxidation occurs when the wine was not stored properly or exposed to air.
Q. What is the favorite place you visited as a sommelier?
A. Tiziano wine is produced in Italy which has given me the opportunity to travel to many Italian vineyards. Anyone who travels there will fall in love with the culture, people, food and of course the wine. If I had to choose just one place, I would say my favorite is Tuscany.
Q. What does the name Tiziano come from?
A. Tiziano Wine was named after Tiziano Vecellio, one of the greatest Venetian painters of the 16th century. What better name for an Italian wine label than an Italian artist?