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December 14, 2020

Chianti Rùfina wine tasting | TF Together

  Four Chianti Rùfina wine producers—Colognole, Grignano, Selvapiana and Frascole—chat about their fine bottlings with wine educator Emily O’Hare and TF’s Helen Farrell.   In partnership with Consorzio Chianti Rùfina.   Order your wine    See the full TF Together line-up here. 
November 2, 2020

A food and wine tour of Cortona

Spending 10 days in Cortona earlier in the year slowed my pulse, captured my heart, opened my senses and perhaps increased my waistline, although hikes up and down hilly cobblestone streets worked off some of the pasta calories.         Located at the eastern edge of Tuscany, bordering Umbria and beautiful Lake Trasimeno, […]
September 15, 2020

Tuscany performs well in online wine auctions

Online wine auctions are proving successful in attracting bidders for special cases and bottles during the pandemic. Tuscany performed well during recent Zachys and Sotheby’s auctions as Enoteca Pinchiorri sold 2,500 bottles from its impressive cellar and Ornellaia held its annual Vendemmia d’Artista benefit auction.   On September 12, iconic wines from the cellar of […]
May 18, 2020

Salvatore Ferragamo on wine

The Florentine‘s Helen Farrell speaks with Salvatore Ferragamo, CEO of Il Borro Relais & Chateaux and organic winery in Tuscany, and Vittoria Ferragamo, head of special projects at Il Borro, about the estate’s organic wines, farm delivery project and adapting to the needs of a post-COVID market.         Helen Farrell: Could you […]
May 10, 2020

Resilience in the wine world: Ruffino puts people first

Pontassieve-based American-owned wine company Ruffino has reacted to the Covid-19 emergency by putting people first.   Personal protective equipment was swiftly provided to employees and collaborators, teleworking introduced among office-based staff, and insurance policies stipulated for all workers in case of hospitalization caused by the virus.   “Most of our production is linked with the countryside. Here […]
April 5, 2020

TF Together | Drinking Together – White Wine Varieties Part I

  In this episode of TF Together‘s now-regular Wednesday evening wine tastings, educator Filippo Bartolotta reviews the main varietal wines that lead the white wine market.   The wines on Filippo’s desk, discussed in this video, are: Colombaio di Santa Chiara, Vernaccia di San Gimignano (Tuscany) Cantina La Vis, Sauvignon Blanc (Trentino) Monteverro, Chardonnay (Tuscany) […]
March 26, 2020

Wine in the age of coronavirus

The Italian wine industry is one of many to feel the impact of the coronavirus crisis: exports to China, which accounted for 100 million euro last year, were down early in the year as that country battled the virus, in addition to other economic uncertainties such the US’s threat of 100% tariffs on European imports, […]
February 3, 2020

Tuscan wine preview week

For ten days mid-February, wine critics from around the world descend upon Florence and then stumble out to other locations in Tuscany.
October 4, 2019

Suvereto: wine travel guide

Suvereto charms travellers with its medieval architecture, slow pace and green surroundings. Its wines are equally beguiling: scented like the Mediterranean maquis, refreshing like a dip in the nearby sea and sincere as a sojourn under the southern Tuscan sun.         Petra was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta.       […]
September 16, 2019

Tenuta Prima Pietra: an organic winery with a sea view

  The thriving vineyard of Tenuta Prima Pietra unfurls along a winding woodland road above the hillside town of Riparbella as a stylish wooden gate and stone sign announce the discreet entranceway. With the sea in the distance and salinity in the air, cypress trees escort visitors down the reddish track to the brick-fronted farmhouse, […]