Archive for the Toscana Category

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 [...]

Toscana IGT Quattro Chiacchiere 2004, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan Whites are traditionally made from the Vernaccia di San Gimignano grape. The two wines I will be music matching today represent the traditional and a “Super”Tuscan made from the ubiquitous Chardonnay grape. Azienda Agricola Colognole has planted Chardonnay grapes in their fertile Tuscan vineyards – eschewing traditional techniques and concocting a mature, and sensual wine that could be best paired with some Barry White, candlelight evenings and a bear-skin rug lying in front of a smouldering Read more [...]
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