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Chianti with friends

Our short stay in Chianti in Tuscany was a chance to catch up with friends – some Italian locals and some Kiwi’s on tour. For three days all we seemed to do was eat and drink and tour the small villages of Chianti. 235 more words


Normal transmission resumes

After finally getting to Rome, yesterday we travelled north by train to Florence and then drove to our hotel in Chianti – Relais Vignale.

And it felt like the holiday had begun. 16 more words


Castello di Gabbiano's 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva.

I think it’s great how the palate can change over time. I used to strongly dislike Chianti, as I found it to be far to bold and dry. 73 more words


It's got some grip

I knew before tasting that this (Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Valdipiatta 2014) was from Italy but the sour cherry taste was a bit of a giveaway, even though it didn’t taste much like sangiovese to me. 75 more words

Posted By Geoff

Castello Di Ama, Chianti Classico 2001. Chianti, Tuscany.

I am not a Chianti lover, and struggle with sangiovese because of its herbal savoury nature coupled with an overtly odd combination of red fruit. However, I cannot deny the wine’s popularity and thus, decided to try again. 187 more words

The Mayfair Sommelier

Italian recipe : Lasagna

For a quick, homemade lasagna you will need:

  • about 1 lb. of ground beef or fine strips of filet
  • 1 onion, peeled and diced
  • garlic, peeled and minced…
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