Sangiovese

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Chianti Classico With Popular Mexican Food: INFOGRAPHIC

The Definitive Guide to Pairing Chianti Classico With Popular Mexican Food: INFOGRAPHIC

Italian wine with Mexican food? Si! With several cultural similarities (including the love of food and family) and a common Latin origin to the languages, why not bring a little la bella vita to your next fiesta? The perfectly pairable Chianti Classico, with bright acidity and variety of flavor profiles from the Sangiovese grape, can […]

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The Differences Between Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

The Differences Between Chianti, Chianti Classico, Chianti Classico Riserva and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

If you’re like any other daydreamer, you’ve imagined yourself sitting among the rolling hills of Tuscany, in Italy, sipping a glass of wine. The villa rests behind you, and ahead of you is a great expanse of vineyards and sunflowers. Yes, it’s all ”Under the Tuscan Sun” meets ”Master of None.” The vision is often […]

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The Complete Guide to the Three Great Reds of Italy: INFOGRAPHIC

The Complete Guide to the Three Great Reds of Italy: INFOGRAPHIC

Italy has more than 1,300 estimated grape varieties, but three red grapes are more noble than all others: Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, and Aglianico, as they are generally believed to be the three best native red grapes in the entire country. Now, you may know these by their appellation names, such as Barolo for Nebbiolo or Chianti […]

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Looking to Collect and Age Wine? Start With Italy

Looking to Collect and Age Wine? Start With Italy

Collecting wine can involve complex bidding wars on rare entities with nebulous certificates of authenticity (yeesh). Or it can be as simple as carefully choosing bottles and storing them properly. If you want to dip your toes into the collection pool, start with Italian wine. Sure, there are over 20 regions, and each region is […]

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Review: Tenuta di Arceno ‘Strada al Sasso’ Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Review: Tenuta di Arceno ‘Strada al Sasso’ Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Everyone has that one bottle of wine that has been sitting in the back of the wine fridge for far longer than initially intended. It’s not that it’s being saved for any occasion in particular — it just never seems quite right for the moment. That’s what happened with a bottle of Tenuta di Arceno […]

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One Grape, One Region, So Many Sangiovese Wines

One Grape, One Region, So Many Sangiovese Wines

When it comes to Tuscan wine, Sangiovese is king. Although the grape appears in many appellations of the region, that doesn’t mean all Tuscan reds taste the same. On the contrary, the region demonstrates just how different Sangiovese can taste from one appellation to the next. Terroir, climate, tradition, blending, and aging all affect the […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Sangiovese From Italy

An Illustrated Guide to Sangiovese From Italy

One of the two key grapes in Italy — Nebbiolo being the other one — Sangiovese is often the sole or majority component of Tuscany’s most famed wines, such as Chianti, Brunello and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and is, in fact, the most-planted red grape in all of Italy. Known for being layered, savory, and ageable, […]

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