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How to Read Italian Wine Labels

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On our Tuscany wine tours, we’re often asked for tips on how to read an Italian wine label.  And with good reason!  Italian wine labels can be confusing because every winemaker has a different approach. Whether it gives you a…

The best Chianti and Super Tuscan Wines for Charcuterie

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What is the best wine for charcuterie? As you’ll see, there’s a perfect Chianti or Super Tuscan wine to serve with every type of charcuterie.On our Tuscany wine tours, we often talk about (and taste) the most delicious wine and…

How is white wine made?

Most visitors to Tuscany know about our famous Chianti wine. But did you know that we also produce some lovely, crisp white wines?If you join us on a Tuscan wine tour like this one, you’ll learn first-hand all the secrets…

Is wine acidic? Understanding high and low acid wines

The thought of acidity in wine may not sound very appetizing. But, in fact, every wine is acidic. The acid level in wine has a lot to do with its flavor, in a good way. Acidity gives wine its tart…

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 is barrel toasting and how does it affect the taste of Chianti wine?

The juicy fruity flavor of Chianti wine comes from the Sangiovese grapes grown in the Tuscan hills. What you may not know is that barrel toasting also adds to the taste. It’s a common tradition in Tuscany to age red…

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…