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Chianti Classico Collection 2019

Chianti Classico Collection 2019

The most important wine event of the year for Chianti Classico producers is the Chianti Classico Collection, the preview event held each year in Florence, Italy in February. In 2019 the dates are February 11 and 12th. This year #CCC2019 will be open to the general public for the first time on the afternoon of Jan …Read More
January 7, 2019
Food in Tuscany
Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena: How to Make this Seasonal Treat

Cavallucci di Siena are a sweet flavour of the holiday season in Tuscany thanks to wintery flavours like aniseed and candied fruits. Here's the recipe.Read More
December 20, 2018

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Food in Tuscany
Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

Easy to Make Tuscan Winter Dishes

The bone-chilling Tuscan Winter doesn’t only strengthen our vineyards: it also livens our appetites! Our region is renowned for its culinary specialties, which masterfully combine simplicity, seasonal ingredients and unique gusto. Staples of the wintertime table are olive oil, wine, bread and tons of healthy cooked winter vegetables like cabbages and root vegetables. While for some, …Read More
December 17, 2018
Italy Travel
Winter in Tuscany: a wondrous region this time of year

Winter in Tuscany: a wondrous region this time of year

Tuscany is graced with four proper seasons – a long spring, a hot summer, a welcome autumn and finally wintertime – a magical affair enjoyed very much by locals. As tour groups depart its cities, there is a serene glow over the region and especially over its cities. Galleries are not busy and some are …Read More
December 13, 2018
Wine Guide
Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers, from Bottles to Accessories

Christmas Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers, from Bottles to Accessories

Christmas is knocking at your door – Santa’s practically perched on the roof and you’ve got the kids’ presents sorted, but still haven’t picked the perfect gift for Uncle Bob, about whom all you know is that he enjoys a good vintage. That’s ok, we’ve got it figured out – here are some Christmas gift …Read More
December 11, 2018
Italy Travel
Nativity Scenes in Tuscany: an Italian Christmas Tradition

Nativity Scenes in Tuscany: an Italian Christmas Tradition

As the holiday season approaches, Italian cities get “dressed up” for the occasion with the help of beautiful light displays that soften the city streets, Christmas trees, markets, and of course the ornately decorated presepe (nativity scenes that depict the birth of Jesus, either in a manger or cave) in almost every church and town …Read More
December 6, 2018
Italy Travel
December Holidays in Italy: Where and When to Go

December Holidays in Italy: Where and When to Go

Christmas in Italy is beautiful. The decked-out streets are a feast for the eyes with decorations and sparkling lights, stores have Christmas displays in the windows, cities organize fun activities for families and children and the air is filled with a particular “magic” that is not easy to explain with words… you just have to …Read More
December 3, 2018
Wine Guide
Wine Advent Calendar: How to Make your own with Great Tuscan Wine

Wine Advent Calendar: How to Make your own with Great Tuscan Wine

The weather is getting cooler and the year is winding down to a close, which means it’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. It’s a time for family and friends — and of course, great food and drink. But why wait until December 25 to indulge? Counting down the days til Christmas, instead …Read More
November 28, 2018
Wine Guide
Songs about Wine: from Strauss to UB40

Songs about Wine: from Strauss to UB40


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November 19, 2018
Dievole News
Toccastelle: reaching for the stars with a historic vineyard and olive grove

Toccastelle: reaching for the stars with a historic vineyard and olive grove

In our stars and in our roots. The connection between the roots of the vines and the stars that guide their growth and everything around us – recognized first by the Etruscans – is the noble concept behind Tocca Stelle, a new line from Dievole that represents our striving for excellence and also our Tuscan …Read More
November 16, 2018
Italy Travel
Artisan Food: 6 delicious producers you should visit in Tuscany

Artisan Food: 6 delicious producers you should visit in Tuscany

What is artisan food and where can you get it in Tuscany? As someone who has lived in Italy for quite some time, I’m a natural skeptic: the adjective “artisanal” is (wrongly) applied to everything from commercial gelato to leather bags that were most definitely not made in Italy. Especially when it comes to food, …Read More
November 14, 2018