Tag: Italy

Supertuscans.
Wine

Supertuscans.

Since the introduction of Tignanello by Marchesi Antinori, many other Tuscan wineries came up with similar wines. They are all vibrant, well extracted, deeply flavoured, mostly sangovese based and blended with French grape varieties. Some are simply pure French grapes grown on Tuscan soil. Tignanello was instantly successful, both in […]

Tuscany's Crown Jewel Wine – Brunello di Montalcino.
Wine

Tuscany's Crown Jewel Wine – Brunello di Montalcino.

The light is Tuscany is dazzling; its pinpoint accuracy is edged in a soft glow that illuminates the region’s tremendous agricultural bounty. Tuscany, the province that harbours Brunello di Montalcino, is home to phenomenal wines, prized olive oils, extraordinary cattle (Chianina from the valley of Chiana), tasty pecorino, out-of-this-world Chianti […]

In Italy Eat Where the Locals Eat.
Food

In Italy Eat Where the Locals Eat.

Florence, Pisa, Orvieto, Alba, Assisi, Poggibonsi … you have been there and done it! Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Cinque Terre, and Asti. These too are names that spark signs of recognition from tourists, gastronomes, epicures, gourmets, gourmands and food-savvy Italians. The provinces of Tuscany, Umbria, Piedmont and Liguria have been […]

Pasta – Italy's Gift to the World.
Food

Pasta – Italy's Gift to the World.

Pasta Although researchers claim pasta to be a Chinese invention that was brought to Italy by Marco Polo after his famous trip to the Middle Kingdom in the 13th century, there is no doubt that Italian cooks changed it to what we know as the nourishing and versatile food that […]

Tuscany.
Travel Wine

Tuscany.

Tuscany To have good friends is one of life’s great gifts. To have good friends who live in Tuscany is more, really, than anyone deserves. This province has been for the longest time the most consistent and beautiful of all wine producing regions of Italy. It is home to many […]

Italy’s Inimitable Red Wines.
Wine

Italy’s Inimitable Red Wines.

Italy’s Inimitable Red Wines. Italy has a long colorful and convoluted viti-vinicultural history dating back to ancient Greeks. Vine grows everywhere in Italy and ancient Greeks called it Enotria, the land of wine, as grapes grew well, tasted better than those in Greece and the resulting wines surpassed the quality […]