Italian wines: the vine is awakening

The vine is awakening, in all Italian wine regions, those of Chianti, Amarone, Bardolino, Barolo… you can see this spectacular phenomenon, for the moment only hinted. In fact the just awakened vines are, for the moment, very... naked! So they…

When was chianti wine created?

Did you know that Chianti region, as we know it, was born in the XIX century thanks to the genius and determination of some men of that time? The most important of all was Bettino Ricasoli, Baron of Brolio, also called "Iron Baron" for his resolute…

Is the snow good or bad for the vineyard?

Who had the good fortune to do, in these days, the tuscany wine tour, he discovered a new landscape and a new dimension of Tuscany, a region not very accustomed to the snow, it was enough for a splash and vineyards geometry has been highlighted…

Wine Tours from Florence

In Italy we say "I see red!" to mean that we are angry, because red is the color of passion, here used in a lively and popular expression. But when we take part in wine tasting tours in the Chianti hills, the "I see red" expression takes on…

Tuscan wine Fairs

In February in Florence, Tuscany, there have been the most important wine events, 3 famous wine fairs: Buy wine Chianti Lovers Chianti Collection The first event on February 13, is called "Buy Wine" where the first vintage of Chianti 2015,…

What are Super Tuscan wines?

Super tuscan wine. There is still a good degree of confusion behind the use of the term Super tuscan wine. Confusion that is well justified when we consider the variations of the theme that this term englobes in its use and, therefore, its…

Organised wine tour or self wine tour

Imagine a warm spring evening, when you just need a light jacket on your shoulders and the light on the horizon is clear. Imagine a perfect sunset. Now add a terrace with views over the Tuscan hills, some friends, of course, and a glass of Chianti…

Difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico

Some people ask about the difference between Chianti and Chianti Classico wines and many are not even aware that there is a difference. As the name itself suggests, "Classico" means "classic" and we can therefore understand that it is somewhat…