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Chianti and Chianti Classico: two different wines with a shared soul

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This is our wine guide, with blog posts to help you discover numerous things about Italian wine… and beyond! If you’re interested in learning more about the role of grapes like Sangiovese in Tuscan wine, about what scents and flavours you’ll find in red wine or how to pair wine with food, let us guide you. In this section you’ll also find articles about wine and travel, wine accessories like the best corkscrews or wine glasses to use, tips on how to order your vintage at a restaurant or how to pick the perfect bottle as a gift for any occasion.

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Chianti and Chianti Classico: two different wines with a shared soul

Chianti and Chianti Classico: two different wines with a shared soul

The experts often tell us that Chianti and Chianti Classico are two very similar wines with substantial differences. A bit like a lot of twins: the resemblance is clear, but personality-wise, they could not be more different. Let's try to get into specifics and understand exactly what changes across these … Read More

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First roots: the name Chianti Classico

First roots: the name Chianti Classico

Let’s start from the beginning, with the name. Chianti Classico is a wine that never reveals everything at once, and its name is no exception. Some say that it comes from the ancient Etruscan word for water, clante, while others argue a derivation from the Greek chitrinos, meaning “yellow”. A land that makes noises Another …Read More
August 20, 2020
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Delve into the mysteries of wine

Delve into the mysteries of wine

Chianti Classico is a fantastical place, but it’s also a very precise part of the world. Just follow the call of Sangiovese, dive in between the olive groves, the chestnut trees and cypresses, and start walking along the paths: you’ll begin to understand it. And if this isn’t enough, if you still feel like there’s …Read More
August 4, 2020
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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
October 18, 2019
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Umbria wine travel guide: a Sagrantino itinerary

Umbria wine travel guide: a Sagrantino itinerary

Visiting Umbria is like entering a dimension where spirituality, art, landscape, food and wine permeates every moment. In the calm of the medieval streets or thick forests, every moment will be unforgettable and wherever you may go, you will find flavour and pleasure at table. So here’s an essential guide to wine tourism in Umbria, …Read More
September 25, 2019
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Vermentino, the Wine that Comes from the Sea

Vermentino, the Wine that Comes from the Sea

Vermentino is a grape that is cultivated along the Mediterranean coast. While it’s origin is a mystery, one thing is sure: it found a fertile home in Tuscany. If you’ve ever been to Italy in the summertime, surely you’ve had a glass of Vermentino at some point, maybe seated at the seaside having a nice …Read More
August 27, 2019
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How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

How to taste olive oil like a pro: 4 tips from Dievole

While wine tasting is a common activity, you might not know that a similar process is done with EVOO! Extravirgin olive oil tasting is an unique experience because it allows you to learn more about the aromas, the colors and the characteristics of a territory. With these handy guide you will be able to taste …Read More
June 27, 2019
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Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

Sicily and Wine: a gourmet itinerary around Etna

  Part of our wine travel guide series, Sicily is known for volcanic Etna wines. Let’s look at where to taste this wine and what else to do in Sicily.   From hilly to volcanic areas, including the islands, grape growing covers thousands of some of the greenest hectares in Italy. Wine tourism is on …Read More
May 9, 2019
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Wine Glasses: How to Choose the Right Ones

Wine Glasses: How to Choose the Right Ones

Some will say wine is good even in a plastic cup, but using the right wine glasses really does affect the way we appreciate wine. The question that many consumers ask themselves when they first approach the wine world is, “Which set of wine glasses do I choose?” In order not to mix the sacred …Read More
April 23, 2019
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Veneto Wine Travel: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Amarone Territory

Veneto Wine Travel: a wine lovers’ itinerary in Amarone Territory

Beyond the floating city of Venice, the Veneto is famous for Amarone! This itinerary is a wine lovers’ travel guide with what to eat, drink and see in Veneto. The Italian region of the Veneto, which includes the famous cities of Venice, Padova and Verona, is a surprising destination that goes well beyond the cities, …Read More
April 17, 2019