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April 29, 2019
NEWS

Does the future look dry for Tuscan wines?

Can we forecast effects or just mitigate appropriately?
April 23, 2019
CULTURE

What’s in a wine label?

In the vast world of wine, non-connoisseurs are wont to select a bottle with anything but quality in mind. Unsure of what makes a red rich or a white right, we may find ourselves choosing based on the price, a suggestion or even the label itself. Unsurprisingly, we might be attracted to an intriguing label […]
FOOD + WINE

Where Tuscan wine stands on social media

Picture a scene in which a couple are gazing into one another’s eyes while sipping wine at a restaurant or outside some remote bar in the heart of Chianti. Does it really happen anywhere other than in a movie? In real life, one of the two—or probably both of them—will have whipped out their cell […]
April 18, 2019
FOOD + WINE

“Un-trending” wine

Over the last ten years there has been a lot of buzz around “natural wines”. As experts wanted to know more about how their wine was made, a new wave of authentic and unstandardised wines was created. These natural winemakers originally hailed from lesser-known winemaking regions and they needed a voice to match those of […]
April 16, 2019
FOOD + WINE

Mystical Montecucco: wine territory in southern Tuscany

Ever heard of Fufluns? Until recently I hadn’t either, but he’s quite the legend. The Etruscan god of happiness, wine, health and growth, he was the early Tuscan version of the Ancient Greek Dionysus (though less terrifying) and later would be absorbed by the Romans for their representation of Liber, or Bacchus. Fufluns showed up […]
April 12, 2019
CULTURE

Tuscany, the USA, and wine: a special relationship

You’ll find evidence of the shared history of the United States and Tuscany in every corner of Florence, even in your neighborhood gelato shop. Wine too is a thread that has connected our two countries since even before the establishment of the Consulate in Florence in 1819. Naturally, it all goes back to Thomas Jefferson […]
April 10, 2019
FOOD + WINE

Three wine aficionados share expertise

Wine is a never-ending story. The more you learn, the more there is to absorb. I probed three of Florence’s wine experts to find out their personal and professional stories.   Coral Sisk   What’s your earliest memory of wine? Hating it when I worked at Trader Joe’s while I was in my first years of […]
April 5, 2019
FOOD + WINE

Salcheto: a sustainable winery in Montepulciano

Boasting bucolic views of Montepulciano, Salcheto might look like the Teletubbies set with its green setting, spacey bubbles and steel tubes, but this winery is as purposeful as it is playful.   The cantina led by Michele Manelli drives environmental standards in the Vino Nobile area—and beyond. In 2011, Salcheto was the first company in […]
FOOD + WINE

Torre a Cona: a dreamy wine estate in the Florence hills

  A 30-minute drive southeast of Florence, Torre a Cona stands strikingly near the hilltop village of San Donato in Collina.   Embraced by olive trees, verdant vineyards and sturdy age-old walls, the prominent eighteenth-century villa has been brought back to brilliance by the Rossi di Montelera family.       Tours and tastings are […]
April 4, 2019
CULTUREFOOD + WINE

Wine in Florentine Last Suppers

There is a very Florentine phenomenon of Last Supper paintings in the refectories of convents and monasteries; these images functioned to remind religious diners of the sacrament of the Eucharist, when Christ declares that the bread is his body and the wine is his blood. What wine was served at that table and was it […]