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April 4, 2019

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 […]
February 5, 2019

Wine previews in Tuscany 2019

Tuscany is home to almost 60,000 hectares of vineyards. From February 9 to 18, the regional wine previews, held in Florence, San Gimignano, Montepulciano and Montalcino, provide an opportunity to find out more.
September 11, 2018

In vino veritas: The Wine Talks with TF and Ruffino

Regular readers will know all about Florence’s The Wine Talks this summer. Writing about wine is part of my job, visiting cantine and interviewing winemakers. But the bread and butter of my work is reporting on Florence: sadly, in recent months more and more headlines have emerged about the city’s Gen Z falling prey to […]
July 2, 2018

Wines that deserve a second chance

The fruit of this year's Collisioni Festival - Wine Project by Ian D'Agata: a reassessment of Italy’s most famous—and most maligned—wines, from prosecco to frascati.
June 27, 2018

Monteverro winery: the green heart of the Maremma

  It would be unforgivable to visit the pretty hilltop town of Capalbio and not bask in the sunbathed vineyards that comprise Monteverro’s verdant estate.   Picturesque towns, spellbinding views and the purest nature bejewel the Silver Coast, a short distance from the Lazio border. Located on the main road leading from Capalbio to the […]
June 15, 2018

The Wine Talks by Ruffino and The Florentine

Don’t miss #RuffinoCares #WineWednesday, an events showcase in Italian and English celebrating the culture of wine every Wednesday from June 20 to September 26 in piazzetta dei Tre Re, co-curated by Ruffino Wines and The Florentine.
June 5, 2018

Last of the summer wine

It was too good to be true. “I have a friend who’s a winemaker,” said Ambrogio, my Italian literature teacher, “and he’s suggested that I bring some students out there this summer.” Two months later it was mid-August, and the seven of us were thoroughly installed in the guest house at a Chianti cantina. Every […]
June 4, 2018

Ambition, royalty and change: Villa Medicea di Lilliano Wine Estate

  If the sun-kissed stones of Villa Medicea Di Lilliano Wine Estate could tell a story, it would be one of ambition, royalty and change.             The History       The villa began life as a lookout tower in the 11th century, garnering strategic importance in the 15th century […]
May 23, 2018

5 wine events in Tuscany, Spring 2018

Meandering the cypress-lined lanes is a must, but venturing into the wine region with a purpose is always a good idea. Here’s our guide to 5 wine events this spring in Tuscany.
April 16, 2018

The women of wine

Wine is perhaps the most culturally symbolic beverage in recorded Italian history. Inextricably linked to Tuscany’s genetic makeup, the drink is one of the region’s oldest businesses, an industry recently subject to somewhat of a Risorgimento. In the last decades, international world-class varieties (especially French) have shared the limelight with traditional local grapes. In this […]