Tag Archives: Tuscany

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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Italian Wine & Halloween Candy Pairing!

Halloween and candy isn’t just for kids.  Why not spice up your candy with some Italian vino?  Below are some pairings that are sure to satisfy (and hopefully not spook) your candy and wine cravings!   Skittles: Moscato d’Asti (e.g. … Continue reading

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A Grape By Any Other Name: Trebbiano & Ugni Blanc

*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. Trebbiano:  Ci sono tantissimi Trebbiani.  There are tons of “Trebbiano” out there.  To those unversed … Continue reading

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Tuscan Wine & Vine Proverbs

Tuscany is a region rich with wine, food, and history so it should come as no surprise that it has so many of its very own wine related proverbs!  Here’s a small collection of just some of them.  For other … Continue reading

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New Year’s (Wine) Resolutions!

2016 is upon us, and many us have made new resolutions for a new year.  And what’s better to help you with those resolutions than some Italian vino?  Here’s a guide to which Italian wine should accompany each of your … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of (Italian Wine) Christmas

It’s the holidays which means gifts, massive amounts of eating, toasting, and merriment.  Take a look at these 12 Italian wines, delicious and just perfect to have with those holiday feasts and important glass-clinking occasions….because who wants Lords a Leaping … 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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