Chianti Classico

    September 27th at VINTAGES rolls into October 2nd with Taste Ontario

    …Taste Local, Love Local Photo (www.lcbo.com) This coming weekend’s VINTAGES release will parlay values from around the globe into the meeting place of Ontario stores. Many of the bargains tie directly into a PB and J campaign, a parochial bandwagon advertising juggernaut. The LCBO and Wine Country Ontario‘s #Tastelocal, #Lovelocal and #LCBOGolocal…

    1 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

    …, 2012 was a good year, not too warm yet ripening occurred early, with the quality set to high, but the quantities were low. A winemaker’s vintage. Carpineto’s CC comes from the northern aspect of the appellation, from a conca (amphitheater) seven km’s east of Greve, by the piccolo hamlet of Dudda. It’s cooler in this part of Chianti, with more rock…

    4 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

    Brunello di Montalcino producers to sue over fake wine

    …Brunello di Montalcino's producer council has said it will take legal action against anyone found responsible for the stash of €1m-worth of falsely labelled wine seized by Italian police. The town of Montalcino that has given its name to one of Italy's best-known wines Italy's financial police agency has seized 160,000 litres - around 220,000…

    11 readers - By Decanter

    Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

    … or orange peppers 1 jar of prepared tomato sauce (or make your own) 1 500g package of oven-ready lasagna noodles 2 500g packages of ricotta cheese 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 egg 1 clove of garlic, minced ¼ cup minced flat leaf parsley salt and pepper to taste Instructions: Preheat oven on broiler. While the oven…

    3 readers - By Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLean

    Cliffs Wine Picks – Aug 25, 2014 to Sep 7, 2014

    … for a few more years. (94 pts) 2006 Carlisle Syrah Papa’s Block Connect with me You can follow me on Twitter for more wine info, potential food pairings, and an occasional recipe or two. Be warned, I’m also a sports fan and there are occasional Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates tweets. I attended the University of South Carolina, so…

    4 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

    Italy winemakers braced for tough 2014 harvest

    … grape harvest since 1950, with total production from the 2014 vintage forecast at 41m hectolitres, according to the country's Coldiretti farmers' union. Non-stop rain through much of August has hampered grape ripening and is likely to lead to higher wastage in the vineyards. But, it remains early days and several winemakers who attended Decanter's…

    9 readers - By Decanter

    The Naperville Wine Festival 2014

    … Pinot Noir Hodge du Podge Red Big Easy Syrah Vinilandia Good Pinot Grigio Belpoggio Verdicchio DOC Nicolis Valpolicella Classico Poggio Amorelli Chianti Classico Villa Donna Moscato d’Asti Scagliola Petali Di Rose Brachetto Hahn/Other Guys Huntington Sauvignon Blanc Cycles Gladiator Pinot Grigio White Knight Viognier Cycles Gladiator Syrah Leese Fitch…

    10 readers - By Vino Con Vista Italy