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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 … Read More

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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
Wine Guide
The Roman Empire and wine: fun facts you might not know

The Roman Empire and wine: fun facts you might not know

The earliest influences in the wine making process date back to the ancient Greeks and the Etruscans, but the rise of the Roman Empire also brought about important technological advancements and many of the groundbreaking techniques now present in modern winemaking were first developed in ancient Roman times. At the beginning of the Republic, vine growing was …Read More
February 10, 2017

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Wine Guide
Wine bottles and cork crafts: 7 awesome ideas

Wine bottles and cork crafts: 7 awesome ideas

Sometimes buying a bottle of wine can open (Or should we say uncork?) a realm of DIY possibilities. After you’ve emptied it of its content (an important part of the creative process), wash the bottle thoroughly and always remember to keep the stopper – amazing creative ideas lie ahead (and hey, let’s face it: this …Read More
February 8, 2017
Wine Guide
Chianti Classico Collection 2017

Chianti Classico Collection 2017

The most important wine event of the year for Chianti Classico producers is the Chianti Classico Collection, which is held each year in Florence, Italy in February. In 2017 the date is February 13 and 14th (the latter is only open to journalists). The Chianti Classico Collection event is organized by the Consorzio Chianti Classico, …Read More
February 1, 2017
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The best wine and food shops in Italy

The best wine and food shops in Italy

After the cold windy days of the previous months, spring is the perfect season to travel around Italy and discover the beauty of our regions where you can admire the first blossoms after the long winter months. If you are visiting Italy and would like to buy typical food products or a few bottles of …Read More
January 27, 2017
Food in Tuscany
Extra Virgin Olive oil nutrition: all you need to know

Extra Virgin Olive oil nutrition: all you need to know

With the advance of nutritional knowledge, every day we learn more and more about what we serve on our plates. But in the ever-changing world of gastronomical values, extra virgin olive oil nutrition is still considered one of the mainstay’s of the oh-so-praised qualities of the Mediterranean lifestyle. Let’s look at the benefits and powers …Read More
January 25, 2017
Wine Guide
The benefits of red wine for the heart

The benefits of red wine for the heart

We are completely devoted to the wellbeing of our customers and we believe in the value of research and sharing information – even from a scientific standpoint. Much has been said on the presumed benefits of red wine for the heart, so we wanted to put our two cents into the discussion. In Italy we …Read More
January 20, 2017
Wine Guide
Major Wine Events in Italy in 2017

Major Wine Events in Italy in 2017

If you’re a passionate wine-lover out of personal interest, or if you work in the field, you’ll be looking at your calendar right now, at the beginning of the year, and penciling in what wine events you want to attend around the world. Right? There are numerous important wine events in Italy in 2017, and …Read More
January 18, 2017
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How to travel Tuscany the active way

How to travel Tuscany the active way

Looking for ways to shed those few extra holiday pounds packed during days of never-ending festive feasting?Travel Tuscany and stay active with our useful destination guide! With its varied landscapes and healthy vegetable-packed recipes, our region is definitely the perfect destination for sports lovers and fitness buffs. After an intense day spent hiking, horseback-riding, cycling through cities or …Read More
January 16, 2017
Wine Guide
How to read a wine label in Italy

How to read a wine label in Italy

When faced with a myriad of wine choices in a store, what influences you to decide which one to bring home? How do you know what you’re buying if it’s an unfamiliar brand or type of wine? The label is of course the number one source of information in this case, but different countries have …Read More
January 13, 2017
Food in Tuscany
Why is Tuscan food so good?

Why is Tuscan food so good?

Tuscan food is world renowned. Any time we go to present Dievole around the world or meet people internationally, they say “oh, you’re so lucky to live in Tuscany! I had the best food in my life there!”. We can’t deny it. Really, food down the Italian peninsula is exceptional and we love traveling to …Read More
January 11, 2017