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Da Vinci Chianti DOCG 2013

A straightforward, glugable Chianti good with simple pizza and pasta.  

Winery: The Cantine Leonardo da Vinci is a cooperative founded in 1961 by 30 farmers in the town of Vinci in the Tuscan hillsides. 156 more words


Italian Breaded Chicken

Tuesday night was one of those nights, I had taken chicken out of the freezer, but what to do with it?  I’ve been cooking a lot  245 more words


Big differences in two Tuscany wines made with sangiovese grape

I was asked by a reader recently about the difference between two of Tuscany’s most notable wines: Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti.

In his letter, he rightly said that both are made with the sangiovese grape, yet there are big differences in how they drink and even more so in the price. 710 more words


Campomaggio Chianti Classico Riserva 2008

Famiglia Castellani, Vigneti di Campomaggio, Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG, Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy 2008

From one of the top 3 Chianti Classico villages, of Castellina, Gaiole and Radda, sited on south-facing East-West running hills, in the southern half of the Classico zone. 221 more words

10to20 - Still Red

Brunello is the "little dark one"? Who are they calling little?

Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most prestigious wines, and the first to achieve the highly stringent DOCG status – the gold standard. Made from Sangiovese grapes (known locally as the Brunello grape) in Montalcino, south of Florence in Tuscany, Brunellos are typically aged for at least four years. 197 more words


1967 - Toscana IGT 2010 - Grifone - Wine Review - Trader Joe's

Little did I know when I did the San Zenone Toscana Rosso wine review, that a week earlier I had picked up this IGT Toscana from Trader Joe’s.  240 more words

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Oh Gosh Gnocchi!

Homemade gnocchi is amazing. I won’t lie to you, it can be a pain in the arse to make, but at the same time there’s something fun about it, particularly in this sort of weather – there’s a lot of bubbling away of pots and steamy potatoes which makes the whole thing more enticing on a wintery day. 466 more words