Tuscany (Italian: Toscana, pronounced [tosˈkaːna]) is a region in central Italy with an area of about 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) and a population of about 3.8 million inhabitants. The regional capital is Florence (Firenze).Tuscany is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contain well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany produces wines, including Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino di Scansano and Brunello di Montalcino.
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    • Montalcino winery workers arrested in drugs raid

      Police investigating drug dealing in Tuscany have arrested several winery workers in Montalcino, the town that has given its name to Italy’s famous Brunello di Montalcino wines. Officers raided properties this week in an operation known as ‘Montalcino Express’, according to a statement issued by the Siena branch of Tuscany’s Carabinieri police and posted on the blog of Itali ...

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    • Top 6 Wine New Year’s Resolutions

      Every New Year, I make—and break—several resolutions about exercise or housecleaning. However, I also make a resolution or two about wine, which have always been easy to keep because they’re fun. Here are a few of my favorites that you can try this year. 1. I resolve to try something new It’s easy to get into a rut with wine and buy the same brand every time.

      Natalie Maclean/ Natalie MacLeanin Cabernet Sauvignon- 5 readers -
    • Ten Favorite Wines of 2014

      Not Ten Best Wines. Not Top Ten Wines. Those imply objectivity, and I’m talking about subjectivity, here. I’m talking about wines that made me scratch my head, wines that charged at my palate, changed my mind, and demanded contemplation—sometimes long after the last sip had left the glass. In 2014, my wine travels took me across the Languedoc, through Burgundy and Chablis, ...

      Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Table- 9 readers -
  • Seven compelling picks from VINTAGES for January 24

    Potato Pancakes Today I will go out and taste another set of wines, graciously if institutionally laid out by our hosts at the LCBO. The challenge in assessment will be, as always, in the unearthing of the gems from within the larger group. There are always great wines to discover. That is the joy. Two weeks ago I did the same.

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  • 2010 Agricola Querciabella Mongrana Maremma Toscana Modeling...

    … 2010 Agricola Querciabella Mongrana Maremma Toscana Modeling another necklace from my friends at Sunset45! A lot going on - red cherries, red plums, juicy strawberries, balsamic glaze, cassis, blackberries, cocoa, leather, and earth on the nose. Red cherry and red plum on the attack on the palate; thyme and balsamic glaze mid-palate; leather…

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  • Traditions of Wine

    … this tradition and released wine made out of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, which became the first “super-tuscan” wine, known as Tignanello from 1978. It also unleashed a revolution in the Italian winemaking, not only leading to the appearance of a slew of amazing non-traditional super-tuscan wines, but also forcing the change in traditions…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Castello di Spaltenna Chianti Classico 2011

    … notes and the tannins hanging around for a bit. The wine has some nice complexity. I would give it an 89 or so. A fine Chianti for a reasonable price! I paired it (and even marinated with it) a rabbit stew in a tomato based sauce and it went very well! From the LCBO web site: Castello di Spaltenna Chianti Classico 2011 — VINTAGES#: 388678 Though ripe…

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  • Birthday Surprises! Mastro Scheidt: Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauv

    …, in this case, McGee Creek Lodge where on Saturday nights the East Side Bakery serves dinner and hosts a bluegrass jam in the large main room. Of course before we decided to go there, I had to check out the menu AND the wine. The menu was simple enough that they could just tell me and for the wine they flipped over the chalkboards that had…

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  • A Taste of Emilia-Romagna #ItalianFWT

    … scale in terms of Lambrusco. The grapes are estate grown and fermented into a dry red base wine; three or four times a year batches of the base wine are re-fermented in pressurized tanks to add sparkle. The wine is bottled in a champagne bottle with a champagne cork. I should emphasize that this wine bears no resemblance to the mass-produced…

    Martin D. Redmond/ ENOFYLZ Wine Blog- 6 readers -
  • Around the World in 48 Sips!

    … MORE, EARN MORE: 3 stamps in passport = Free Wine Tasting for 2 people 6 stamps in passport = Free Wine Tasting for 4 people 8 stamps in passport = Free Wine Tasting for up to 20 people 2015 Passport Tasting classes: January – Chile February – Tuscany, Italy March – Germany April – Mendoza, Argentina May – New Zealand June, July, August – school…

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  • Lidl Brunello di Montalcino

    … Having had some success in Lidl‘s French aisle and with Aldi‘s Exquisite range I thought I’d give Lidl’s Italian range a try. This Brunello di Montalcino isn’t in the bargain rail, I have tried a wine from the bargain rail and I sometimes wake up sweating in the night still tasting it and unable to swill the nastiness away. Six months on you’d…

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  • Fine wine market: Hopes rise for Bordeaux prices in 2015

    … the overall health of the fine wine market due to its scale, despite higher buyer interest in alternative fine wine regions, and particularly Burgundy, Champagne and Tuscany. The Liv-ex chart below suggests prices for wines from several regions struggled for momentum in 2014. Liv-ex said that Bordeaux’s share of trades in the past month was around…

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  • LCBO Vintages release – January 10, 2015 (WVN 207)

    … in one release!). Extra dry, red wine – $22.95 per bottle Italy, Tuscany –DOCG Castello Di Bibbione Riserva Chianti Classico 2009 Here we have a classic Classico: bright, juicy cherry fruit, dusty tannins and a long, clean finish. Overlay on top of these classic elements, intense fruit character, some savoury notes and you have a winner at a very attractive price. Dry, red wine – $22.95 per bottle à bientôt… Copyright © W. John Switzer 2003 – 2015 Like this: Like Loading... Related …

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