Posts tagged 2006

Chianti Classico DOCG Castellare Riserva 2006, Toscana, Italy

I would drink Chianti with pretty much any meal. I even love how a Chianti is spelled. I like to picture myself zooming around the villages of Tuscany on a Vespa carrying a wicker basket loaded with prosciutto (another word that is fun to spell) and a bottle of Chianti popping out of the side of my backpack at opposite angle a loaf of fresh baked bread. Chianti's charm starts before you open the bottle. It lives in a place in my imagination where Chianti is still sold in wicker-bottomed teardrop Read more [...]

Tastng Notes: Puglia, and Sardegna

Most wine stores stock Italian wines the same way tour operators offer trips to the Mediterranean country. You might see a 10 day trip to Italy advertised as, 4 days in Rome, 3 in Milan, 2 in Tuscany and 1 day somewhere else to make you think you saw the entire country. Wine stores are much the same, 40% Tuscany, 30% Veneto, 20% Piemonte and 10% falling under the not so sexy header of “Other Italian.” My apologies to all the wine store managers out there reading this and feeling self conscious. I Read more [...]
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