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Chianti wine vs. Chianti Classico, what’s the difference?

Chianti wine vs. Chianti Classico, what’s the difference?

Chianti wine versus Chianti Classico, that is the question that we so often hear. What’s the difference between the two? The answer is actually relatively short: from an enological standpoint, they are two different wine producing areas or zones in Tuscany. Chianti is a relatively large area, which is divided into … Read More

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Dievole at Prowein 2017

Dievole at Prowein 2017

If you’ve never heard of Prowein 2017 than you don’t know what you’ve been missing! This one of the most renowned Wine&Spirits events and it is held every year, during the first week of March, in Düsseldorf, Germany. Considered a “fair for decision makers”, it is only accessible to trade visitors from the retail, restaurant, hotel …Read More
March 20, 2017
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The Most Important Tourist Attractions in Italy and How to Best Experience Them

The Most Important Tourist Attractions in Italy and How to Best Experience Them

Italy is home to some of the world’s most popular and admired monuments, so it’s no surprise that millions of people travel to this country yearly to see a variety of historical, architectural and religious wonders (natural and manmade). Here is a list of the most important tourist attractions in Italy and how to best …Read More
March 17, 2017

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New label launch for Le Due Arbie

New label launch for Le Due Arbie

Just south of Dievole’s historic estate, there is a precious parcel of land known as Le Due Arbie. Named after the Arbia stream – mentioned by Dante Alighieri himself in his immortal oeuvre “The Divine Comedy” – and Arbiola waterways that chase after each other along the green, hilly meanders of our beloved Chianti territory. …Read More
March 15, 2017
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Some of our favorite things to do in Florence

Some of our favorite things to do in Florence

Surrounding the Arno River and with more than two thousand years of history, Florence is one of the most traveled to cities in the world. Tuscany’s capital offers visitors myriad of activities, art to see and foods to eat. The list can seem somewhat daunting for Florence first-timers, which is why many travelers make it …Read More
March 10, 2017
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Sommelier certification: should I get one?

Sommelier certification: should I get one?

If you’re passionate about drinking wine, you may have wondered if you should up your level of knowledge by getting a sommelier certification. There are many educational bodies around the world that offer courses leading up to diplomas or certifications in wine, but do you need to do one, or would you be best off …Read More
March 3, 2017
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Dievole at Taste 2017

Dievole at Taste 2017

Everybody loves Italian food. Although pizza, pasta, tomato sauce and wine are the staples of our international fame, every Italian region – and sometimes even every city – has its own special ingredients, recipes and flavours. Yes, you got that right: in Italy you’ll never eat the same thing twice. That is why you can’t miss Taste …Read More
March 1, 2017
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Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico: what is it and what does it do?

Consorzio del Vino Chianti Classico: what is it and what does it do?

Being a wine lover (how could you not be, if you’ve landed on our blog?), you have certainly heard of the Consorzio Chianti Classico but have you ever wondered what this denomination actually means for all the wine-cellars present within its jurisdiction? To be a part of the Chianti Classico family is synonymous of quality, …Read More
February 28, 2017
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Women and Wine: a timeless pairing

Women and Wine: a timeless pairing

In the world of art, women and wine are considered among the most powerful muses with their inebriating qualities – but what kind of fascinating stories tie them together? Did you know that there was a time that women actually couldn’t drink wine? Throughout history, here are a few examples across painting and poetry that illustrate the …Read More
February 27, 2017
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Around the world travel for wine lovers

Around the world travel for wine lovers

Any wine lover will have a bucket list of places to visit based on fantastic wines tasted on various occasions, such as social events, parties, wine clubs or the like. As we all know, great wine is always made in beautiful places, since vines tend to enjoy growing in favourable climates just as we enjoy …Read More
February 22, 2017
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Benvenuto Brunello 2017: the best of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Benvenuto Brunello 2017: the best of Brunello di Montalcino wines

Amongst the major wine events in Italy each year, Benvenuto Brunello is one of the most exciting previews! This is the preview (or in Italian anteprima) for the famous Brunello di Montalcino wines, in southern Tuscany. It is the 25th year that the event is being held. Benvenuto Brunello is organized by the Consorzio del …Read More
February 17, 2017
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Italian carnival: the best places to experience it

Italian carnival: the best places to experience it

Italian carnival is renowned all over the world for its manifold declinations, traditions and events. This festivity usually takes place between February and March (from fat thursday to mardi gras) and literally takes the boot by storm. So grab a costume, set out on an adventure (your little ones will love it!) and try them …Read More
February 15, 2017