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Roasted Tomato Pasta with Sangiovese

I totally stole this from my friend. It is a staple recipe in their house and I had it once and immediately understood why. I have even weaseled my way in enough that now pretty much every time they make this I get invited over. 560 more words



Sangiovese means blood of Jupiter and it is one of Italy’s most famous grapes. Most important in Tuscany it is the base for some of Italy’s most famous wines: Chianti, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino. 559 more words


Sassello 2013 Toscana Rosso

Toscana IGT, Italy; 12.5% ABV
apparently bottled anonymously for 8 Vini importers
2011 bottling is listed on their web site as 85% Sangiovese, 15% other grapes… 108 more words


Villa Trasqua 2010 “Evoluto” Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy; 14.5% ABV
$6 at the Richmond, CA, store on 23 June

This wine looked promising as a select designation (Chianto Classico DOCG) in a good year.  163 more words

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Casalferro, Barone Ricasoli, 2000

Casalferro, Barone Ricasoli, 2000, Red-wine from Italy

5 points

Barone Ricasoli is one of the most prestigious vineries of Tuscany. According to Ricasoli’s webpage it is the oldest vinery in Italy as well as the biggest one in Tuscany. 392 more words


Brunello di Montalcino the tasting notes

With its sublime food, rolling landscapes that bewitch the eye, pristine hill top villages and amazing wines it’s easy to wax lyrical about the Brunello di Montalcino region. 3,128 more words

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A Surprise in Any Package-Monday Wines with Banfi

One of the joys of writing about wine is, indeed, the packages that arrive requiring a signature.  Some are expected, others are not.  Each time, it is a little like Christmas.  338 more words