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February 3, 2020
FOOD + WINEHighlight

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, […]
September 3, 2019

A new look for a centuries-old wine estate

      Hot on the heels of the success of desired destination wedding venue Villa Medicea di Lilliano and the recent opening of urban luxury apartments Peruzzi Residences in Florence’s Santa Croce quarter, now the Malenchini family have rebranded their wines.     Contemporary while retaining Italian refinement, the updated sleek labels are an […]
September 2, 2019

Bolgheri DOC wine appellation celebrates 25 years

      On August 31, the Bolgheri DOC Consortium celebrated 25 years since red winemaking guidelines were introduced to the wine appellation with a glittering gala dinner along the world-famous cypress-lined avenue leading to the Tuscan town.       About 700 people, including Bolgheri DOC producers, journalists and dignitaries, attended the extraordinary event […]
June 10, 2019

The Wine Talks by Ruffino and The Florentine

Tuscan-American winery Ruffino continues its responsible drinking campaign in partnership with The Florentine with wine talks every Wednesday in piazza dei Tre Re.
April 29, 2019

Does the future look dry for Tuscan wines?

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

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 […]

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

“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 […]