Tag: wine

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Sotto Le Stelle: a stellar summer talk series with The Florentine and Ruffino

This June, we’re joining forces with Ruffino Wines for four stellar conversations every Wednesday at 6.30pm on the Poggio Casciano wine estate.

FOOD + WINE

Aqua di Venus Cuvée: A sparkling wine for the spring from Ruffino

Ruffino is about to release a sparkling Tuscan wine in addition to the popular Aqua di Venus product line: Aqua di Venus Cuvée.

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Tuscan wine previews in Florence

Florence’s Tuscan wine previews, Chianti Lovers & Rosso Morellino and Chianti Classico Collection, returned on March 20, 21 and 22.

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The first (and only) Italian Master of Wine: Gabriele Gorelli

Gabriele Gorelli achieved the nigh-impossible dream of becoming a Master of Wine in February 2021, becoming the first and only Italian to hold the elusive title.

FOOD + WINE

Meet Sandro Sartor, President of Ruffino Wines

David Bach interviews the president of Ruffino, Sandro Sartor, about reconciling identity and innovation in the wine world.

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The Mazzei family: American ideals and Tuscan traditions

On a table at Sor Tino, a perfectly Tuscan restaurant in chic Brentwood Los Angeles, is a bottle of Tuscan wine with a curiously personal Anglo name, “Philip”, and a ...

FOOD + WINE

Christmas at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate

The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship ...

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Wineries with restaurants to warm you up this autumn

As the mercury heads south, our taste buds turn to Tuscan reds. Warming and generous, Sangiovese embraces like that favourite scarf around our shoulders. These wineries in Montalcino and Montepulciano ...

ART + CULTURE

Argiano Baroque Music Festival: a melodic mix in the Montalcino countryside

Glasses chink as the concert bell chimes and the centuries-old gates peel back into the terracotta-tiled courtyard. It’s a magical introduction to the evening of music that awaits at the ...

FOOD + WINE

Natural wine bars in Florence

Situated in one of the meccas of Italian wine culture, it is no surprise that Florence has a great selection of wine bars and bottle shops to choose from. What ...

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Osteria Torre a Cona: Tuscan cooking with a daring twist

It’s a breezy day in the Florentine hills as we gather for our first press preview lunch since the pandemic rainbow of restrictions halted our culinary jaunts. Beaming across the ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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TF Together | Drinking Together – Sangiovese

  For the second “Wine Wednesday” event in our TF Together online event series, we asked readers to grab a bottle of Sangiovese for a lively discussion of how this ...

FOOD + WINE

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 ...

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TF Together | Filippo Bartolotta

  For the first episode of TF Together, our daily online events to help our community stay connected during the coronavirus lockdown, TF’s Alexandra Korey chatted with wine educator Filippo ...

NEWS

No walls, no Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre, five picturesque villages that dot a dramatic stretch of coast along the Italian Riviera, became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997 thanks to its unique, man-made ...

FOOD + WINE

Le Sorgenti: made with love

    Last Christmas, a friend gave me a bottle of Tuscan Malbec. (“You’ll find this interesting.”) Fruit-forward, faintly spiced and easy-drinking, it proved a tasty winter tonic by family-run ...

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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.

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Tuscany and Piedmont: lands of similarities

The golden hour tinges the sinuous vine-wrapped valley on the last night of two weeks travelling the myriad glories of Piedmont’s Langhe Monferrato Roero and Tuscany’s Valdichiana Senese and Val ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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