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.
Posts about Tuscany
  • Friday Wine Tastings Tonight In Portland! December 19, 2014

    … for one night only. Something for everyone in this lineup. Hope you can join us! – 2013 Cantina Altarocca Orvieto Classico, Umbria. – 2012 Palama Salice Salentino, Puglia. – 2012 Poderi Elia Barbera d’Asti, Piedmont. – 2011 Perazzeta ‘Rita’ Sangiovese, Tuscany. – 2009 Marchetti Conero Riserva, Marche. Europa Wine Merchant Galaxy Wine Co…

    Portland Oregon Wine- 3 readers -
  • The Perfect Gift

    … and violets intermix with savory notes ranging from green herbs to sanguine, rusty iron, to dirty forest floor, all the way to rich cocoa. This is a heck of a lot of wine for $17, and would make a great gift for an adventurous oenophile. BR Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon Olive Hill Estate Vineyards 2010 ($34.99) Moving to the safer side of the aisle…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Syrah Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Ordering Wine In Restaurants: A Survival Guide

    … really enjoy Italian wines from Tuscany or Pinot Noirs. This gives you a great starting point when surveying a wine list. You can search for grapes you enjoy (such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Merlot), brands you trust (such as Rutherford Hill or Columbia Crest) or a country. By knowing your wine style, it also provides important information…

    Toledo Wines and Vinesin Sauvignon Blanc- 7 readers -
  • Poggioargentiera Vermentino 2013

    … taste food though, with the pear and peach element joined by a bit of lemon too. There’s also something nutty, kind of almond, kind of hazelnut, followed up by yet more citrus. I really enjoyed this wine from the south of Tuscany, so far south it’s almost on the way to Rome. The list price of £9 is probably about fair, but buy it as part of a mix…

    Golly's Wine Dropsin Sauvignon Blanc- 4 readers -
  • Jackson Family Wines buys South African vineyard

    Jackson Family Wines has expanded its recent buying spree beyond US shores by acquiring vineyards in South Africa's Stellenbosch region. A view of Stellenbosch in South Africa. Jackson Family Wines have bought vines in Banghoek Valley.Jackson Family has bought Fijnbosch farm, which includes eight hectares of vines, from the Engelage family for an undisclosed fee, a spokesper ...

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  • Clubbin’ It

    … areas of the new world like Argentina, California and Australia, or old world regions like Tuscany, every once in a while a real stunner comes through such as the Eastern Europe theme from May 2014, which featured an wildly interesting selection from Georgia, Croatia and Slovenia that should have surprised and excited all but the most jaded drinkers…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Company- 6 readers -
  • Don’t spit great wine!

    … (£215) Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Reserva Especial 1942 Rioja, Spain They don’t make them like this any more. This spent 40 years in barrel. Quite a full colour with a very warm, ripe, sweet nose with a hint of malt and some sweet vanilla and coconut, as well as red cherry fruit. The palate still has some fresh red fruit with a savoury, mineral edge and a super-long finish. There are also some lively citrus peel notes. An amazing wine. 97/100 …

    jamie goode's wine blog- 1 readers -
  • Umbra Winery

    …’ vision of attractive plating and wine pairing, and it consists of mainly small plates with a Mediterranean theme: Burrata cheese, meatballs marinara, hummus, antipasto, and so on. John Otis is the wine maker for Umbra, and they have some wines that are made from all-Texas grapes grown in Bingham Family and Oswald vineyards, and others…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Lover- 6 readers -
  • Wine Gifts – A Practical and Pragmatic Guide, Part 3

    …/Vertical tasting. If you can score tickets to the event of this kind, they will run about $450 – $600 per person – but hey, I’m sure you have people in your life who are well worth it. Again, guaranteed memories for life. Wine Travel. Send your grown up kids on the 10 days wine tour in Tuscany – I guarantee you will change their life forever…

    Talk-A-Vino- 4 readers -
  • Raffaldini Vineyards - Great Italian Wines from North Carolina

    … with a predominant amount of broken granite and schist which provide for excellent soil drainage and trace mineral extraction. This gives the fruit that sense of "somewhereness" that Matt Kramer coined referring to that term, terroir! The elevation of 1200 feet also offer uniqueness to their site. Villa Raffaldini also has a 6,000 square foot…

    Carlo De Vito/ East Coast Wineries- 4 readers -
  • Wine and a Movie: Under the Tuscan Sun Paired With Wines of Tuscany

    … to me then what it means to me now. If you’ve seen the movie and you know me, you will understand the uncanny parallels of a female professor and writer unexpectedly betrayed by her life partner. After living for a while as a shell of the person she once was, she takes a leap of faith and does something crazy, she travels to Tuscany and buys…

    Traveling Wine Chickin Merlot- 4 readers -
  • Exciting Wine Gifts!

    … beyond alcohol! GABBIANO 09 Chianti Classico Riserva, Tuscany, Italy + olive oil 384594 Vintages $34.95 . . . for the Pinot fan. Shea was one of the Pinot Pioneers in Oregon, and this wine is a charmer. SHEA CELLARS 11 Pinot Noir ‘Shea Vineyard’, Willamette Valley, Oregon 186882 Vintages $58.95 . . . rich red for the cellar. There is something magical…

    Billy's Best Bottlesin Cabernet Sauvignon- 4 readers -
  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Irrigation management

    … the implications of this situation for the Masseto vineyard. According to Orlandini et al. (Water Use in Italian Agriculture: Analysis of rainfall patterns, water storage capacity, and irrigation systems), Tuscany gets about 22 billion cubic centimeters of precipitation annually with yearly values ranging from 2000 mm in the northwest to 500 mm in Maremma…

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 5 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Grab Bag of Italian Reds

    … mix with rose petals, incense sticks, tobacco and radish elements. A tangy blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Colorino, this shows quite a bit of complexity and could probably improve over the next three years or so. (87 points IJB) Review: 2009 Rocca Sveva Ripasso della Valpolicella Superiore - Italy, Veneto, Valpolicella, Ripasso…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 3 readers -
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