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3 Chianti DOCG Wines Show the Potential of 2 Different Subzones

Chianti lies at the heart of the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group’s theme this month, more precisely it’s a Cavalcade of Chianti wines. Using Chianti as a theme, of course, opens up choosing both Chianti DOCG and Chianti Classico DOCG wines, but at the same time, it also creates a bit of confusion for … Read more

An Italian Rosé Wine that Makes You Sparkle

An Italian Rosé Wine that Makes You Sparkle

Rosé wine – so-called Vino Rosato – is always a type of wine that pairs well with summer. Therefore, the theme this month in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group is perfect as it focuses on Italian Rosé wines made with native grapes. I like Rosé wines and I am a terroir-nerd, so what … Read more

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Enjoy a Multifaceted Wine Experience at Podere dell’Anselmo in Chianti, Tuscany

A man and his vineyards; a man and his horse. Well, with Fabrizio Forconi, the owner of Podere dell’Anselmo, it is a bit of both. Podere dell’Anselmo is a small winery, agritourism, and manège located in the Anselmo locality close to Montespertoli in Chianti. This is only about 25 minutes from Florence, in Tuscany. It … Read more

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Tuccanese – A Sangiovese From a Pugliese Perspective

The Tuccanese grape from Puglia has been on my mind for quite some time, and as you know by now I am a sucker for lesser-known and somewhat obscure grapes and wines. When the topic in the Italian Food, Wine, and Travel group was decided to be about Sangiovese Wines Around Italy…I just knew I … Read more

Radda

Off-Roading Through the Vineyards with Vignaioli di Radda

Approaching mid-December and Christmas time, I will take a jump backwards in time to the end of May and the event of Vignaioli di Radda. This was the second year and the second event of the association Vignaioli di Radda. Just as last year, we were a group of wine ‘people’ that were picked up … Read more

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5 Wineries Manifesting Themselves at Back to the Wine

My idea for this article was to talk about some random wine tastings I did at the wine event #Backtothewine in Faenza last weekend. But imagine my surprise when I the other day while happily starting to write this article discovered that such a title was already taken for this event. Somebody else has my … Read more

Modigliana

A Unique Terroir in Modigliana – A Paradise for Sangiovese

On a September Saturday, I hopped on a local train from Florence to Faenza, generally called the “trenino” because it puffs slowly up the ‘Tosco-Romagnolo’ mountain landscape. I was on my way to the wine event Modigliana, Stella dell’Appennino to learn more about the 10 Sangiovese producers in Modigliana and the special terroir there. Thanks … Read more

Brunello

A Vertical Brunello Tasting Like No Other At Lisini Winery

Following Sara Carmignola for a couple of years on social media, I only met her in person earlier this summer at the yearly Vignaioli di Radda event at the House of Chianti Classico in Radda. We hit it off straight away and had a lot of fun during the day. Going on the offroading together … Read more

Bolgheri

Cru La Regola – Celebrating 20 Years Of Wine Style Innovation

What better way to chase away the winter and welcome the spring than going to Bolgheri and Podere La Regola for a 20-year anniversary of their Cru La Regola, right? The winter has been tough this year, it has been very cold and it feels like you drag around on a running nose, cold, and fever since … Read more

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Admiring Olympic Grace Through a Wine Glass in Tuscany

The period of the Anteprime Toscane is always a busy period. A lot of tastings and side events are going on all through Tuscany during a few weeks in February. I only went to the Anteprime that took place in Florence this year, still, it turned into some intense days. Also, it was the week … Read more

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