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How strong is Chianti?

Alcohol content in red wine:  How strong is Chianti? How does the alcohol content in Chianti compare to other wines? This is a question we often get on our Tuscany wine tours. It’s a useful thing to know. Wine wouldn’t…

What are the health benefits of Chianti wine?

In Tuscany, we think of a mouthwatering Chianti wine as a wonderful complement to a traditional meal. But there’s more to the story. Studies show there’s a link between drinking red wine and health benefits. It should come as no…

The Best Chianti Wine and Cheese Pairings

A question we’re often asked is which cheeses go well with Chianti. The first thing to know is that cheese is the perfect food to pair with Tuscan wine. The higher fat and protein in cheese balance the tannins in…

Wine and sex: Is wine an aphrodisiac?

Fact or fiction: is wine really an aphrodisiac? Evidence shows that wine and passion can indeed be a powerful pairing. Specifically, red wine, like an aromatic Chianti, may help turn up the heat on an amorous evening. However, there is…

What makes some wine expensive?

Glasses and bottle with red wine on color background, flat lay.

One of the most frequently asked questions about a product is related to its cost. There is a trend to think that everything that is expensive is like a guarantee of quality. Especially in the wine world. In reality, the…

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