Christmas Markets in Tuscany

Christmas Markets in Tuscany

Christmas is in the air in Tuscany. It’s that time of year when the cooler weather makes you want to cuddle up by the fire with a nice glass of Chianti Classico wine and listen to Michael Bublé’s classics… Or, head out and get into the mood with holiday markets, photos of your child making […]
December 1, 2019

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 […]
October 18, 2019
Cavallucci di Siena

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.
December 20, 2018
Christmas gift ideas for wine lovers

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 […]
December 11, 2018
Nativity Scenes

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 […]
December 6, 2018
December holidays in Italy

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 […]
December 3, 2018

The best books about wine to give as a gift

Here at Dievole we cherish culture in all its forms and strongly believe that words can be as inebriating as a nice glass of Chianti Classico. Here’s a list of must-read wine books that your liquor-loving friends are sure to enjoy – especially if paired with a nice bottle of Tuscan vintage! The Wine Country Mystery […]
April 23, 2018

Italian Christmas Traditions: 7 most unusual ones

Wondering what Christmas is like in Italy? A lot like the carols make it out to be: here in Tuscany you’re likely to encounter locally-grown “chestnuts roasting by the open fire”, and numerous presepe or “crèche” scenes have you humming “we three kings” all month long. But amongst the most fun Italian Christmas traditions, there […]
December 20, 2016
Toasted bread just waiting to be soaked in olive oil! Ph. Giorgio Minguzzi (Flickr CC)

The best ways to use olive oil for cooking at Christmas

When it comes to preparing a traditional Tuscan Christmas supper, we all know that a full course meal requires attention to detail and top-quality ingredients – after all, Christmas only comes once a year right? So spare nothing to chance, not even when choosing olive oil for cooking. Although often considered an ancillary secondary ingredient, […]
December 14, 2016

Wine for the holidays: the partridge and the pairing tree

Here at Dievole, wine plays an important role every day. Like a silent yet loving relative, at Christmas wine warms up our table and makes our guests feel at ease. Holidays without its soothing presence are simply unthinkable for us but selection is key, so we want to give you a few useful tips on […]
November 18, 2016