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Checking in on Cecchi—Part Two

After a wonderful dinner with Andrea Cecchi, the following day we left Colle Val d’Elsa and headed back to the Cecchi Winery in Castellina in Chianti where we met Chiara Bellacci, the then hospitality manager who quickly whisked us off to a tour of the winery and the vineyards with Alessandro, the vineyard manager. 1,073 more words


Checking in on Cecchi

After a few days in Siena, we headed to Colle di Val d’Elsa, where we were hosted by Cecchi Winery, one of the leading producers in Chianti.  440 more words


What We Have Been Drinking—5/15/17

Over the course of a week, I taste a bunch of wine, usually with friends, and almost always with my wife.  Here are some of the wines we tasted over the past few weeks. 711 more words


A Few Days in Siena

I have been going to Europe at some point just about every summer for most of my adult life. The vast majority of those trips centered on France, where I led cycling trips for a couple of decades (I had majored in French in College and being fluent in the local language was a requirement to lead a trip). 817 more words


Castello di Farnetella Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG 2014

Estate: Castello di Farnetella is located in the province of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. The name Farnetella derives from farnia, “the English oak”, which grows in great profusion at Farnetella. 224 more words

Budget Friendly


Located amidst the rolling hills of Chianti, Castello di Ama has become renowned not only for its excellent wine, but also as a destination for art-lovers alike. 346 more words


Refresh - Brunello di Montalcino

A wine you’ve most likely heard of and you would probably confidently order it in a restaurant  – but what is it? A grape? A region? 895 more words