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Chianti

A Moveable Festa

Jack Meyer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel
Jack Meyer

La Festa del Cinghiale is not reviewed in a Zagat restaurant guide; indeed, its location is not retrievable on Google Maps. La Festa is held on the outskirts of the town of Greve; in layman's terms, in the middle of a forest, hidden from the tourist-centric trattorie of Firenze.

Debra and Dino Santonastaso: Passionate New U.S. Importers for Quality Regional Wines of Italy

Brad Haskel | Posted 01.31.2013 | Home
Brad Haskel

Clearly, there is huge demand in the the U.S. market for Italian wine, but at the same time, there is great competition. Debra and Dino Santonastaso, two enthusiastic Italians, have recently begun selecting and exporting wines to the U.S.

Beppe d'Andrea: Tradition & Change in Tuscany

Brad Haskel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Home
Brad Haskel

Beppe D'Andrea is a dynamic and enthusiastic spokesperson for his native Tuscany. A long time winemaker, he is the leader of the Slow Food Movement in the Chianti Classico region.

Does Sting Have What It Takes To Be A Winemaker?

Zester Daily | Posted 10.28.2012 | Taste
Zester Daily

Dozens of celebrities have become vintners in the past decade or so, but only a handful are making wines as interesting as the three reds from rocker Sting and his wife Trudie Styler.

Chianti: Vast Region Makes Vast Improvements

Richard Jennings | Posted 09.11.2012 | Home
Richard Jennings

We've seen quality improvement in wine over the past few decades, resulting in more and better access to better wines, from virtually all regions. A vast, region-wide example of conscious planning to make better wines is "Chianti 2000."

Sangiovese: Italy's Most Ubiquitous Grape

Richard Jennings | Posted 05.14.2012 | San Francisco
Richard Jennings

In years where full ripening is possible, Sangiovese grapes tend to have red and black cherry aromas, with dried cherry, dried berry, spice and savory notes coming through on the palate.

Fennel Reveals Another Aspect

Peggy Knickerbocker | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Peggy Knickerbocker

Until recently, I'd never tried fennel pollen -- the yellowish dust that drifts off the blossoms of the green feathery plant. If angels sprinkled a spice from their wings, this would be it.

A Weekend in Florence

Anthony Lassman | Posted 06.07.2011 | Travel
Anthony Lassman

As opposed to Rome, the first weekend of April is not traditionally sunbathing weather for Florence. However, I was there on Friday and Saturday an...

Mauro & Mama Maccioni Make Spaghetti e Chianti

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

I often think to myself, "if I could be any man in the food business, who would it be?" And obviously, there are a lot of candidates. But there's real...

How I Spent My Tuscan Vacation

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Ilana Teitelbaum

As a child growing up in the urban sprawl of Queens, New York, I dreamed of castles; so I wonder, what do children in Tuscany dream about? I'm guessing it isn't Queens, New York.