Tag Archives: Chianti

Tasty Note: Santa Caterina – Chianti DOCG 2011

The Wine: Santa Caterina – Chianti Vintage (=year): 2011 Producer: Castelvecchio Classified: DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) I Paid: ~$11 Grape: 90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Region/Location: Chianti – San Casciano Val di Pesa – Firenze (Tuscany) A.B.V (Alcohol … Continue reading

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What Wine Pairs with Slayer and Vivaldi? Pairing Music & Wine

The relationship between food and wine and the benefits of pairing them correctly is a well versed topic.  Food and wine are meant to compliment each other, work together, each making the other more enjoyable.  But have you ever thought … Continue reading

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Is Red Wine the Secret to a Long Life?

Wine and especially red wine have long been a hot topic in terms of health and its benefits.  There seems to be a lack of complete consensus on the topic, regarding if the benefits outweigh any negative effects and even … Continue reading

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A Grape By Any Other Name: the many names of Sangiovese

*A Grape By Any Other Name posts are about exploring different grape varieties known by other names or nicknames, both inside and outside of Italy. Sangiovese is ranked among one of the world’s NOBLE grape varieties, making it right up … Continue reading

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FAQ: Does it matter what glass I serve wine in?

FAQ: Does the style of glass actually matter when I’m serving wine? Answer:  Yes, in that the shape and size if your glass certainly has an effect on the wine inside it.  But this doesn’t mean you need to spend … Continue reading

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Italian Wine Quiz: #1

Ready to test your knowledge of the Italian grape sauce? Or are you just looking for a fun way to put off working? Either way, take this Italian wine quiz! Answers are at the end. 1. Chianti is made from: … Continue reading

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Intro to Sangiovese

Say it: san-geeo-VEHS-eh.  This is an Italian grape superstar, that you’ve probably drank but maybe didn’t realize.  Read up, this is your Intro to Sangio’! Grape: Sangiovese.   The name of this native Italian grape has debatable origins, some saying that … Continue reading

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