ChiantiLovers 2023

Chianti Lovers & Rosso Morellino 2023 (Anteprime Toscane)

First day of Anteprime Toscane 2023. I need to write a preface. First of all, I need to write a piece about myself, who am I, where I come from and why I pretend to know so many things about wine (obviously one can never know everything, me included). I actually wrote it on Feb.…

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June in Wine (wine events in & with Piedmont and around)

After a very intensive wine-May, the wine-June that kicked off today also promises a whole lot of wine events, usually happening the same day(s) so one would have difficulty to choose which one to opt for. Let’s start: 02-05/06 Eight nuances of Barolo, Enoteca regionale del Barolo, Barolo (CN) The Enoteca Regionale celebrates 40 years…

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Chianti Classico Collection (Anteprime Toscane 2022)

In 2022 the Chianti Classico Collection tasting turned back to its historical place – in Stazione Leopolda with its magnificent “alcostrada” (see photo above). One of the oldest Italian wine production areas (the name “Chianti” first appeared in 1398 in an official document) covers now around 70 000 ha of vineyards and unites 485 winegrowers…

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Chianti Lovers & Rosso Morellino

Chianti Lovers & Rosso Morellino 2022 (Anteprime Toscane)

First day of Anteprime Toscane 2022. CHIANTI DOCG Chianti is a larger area surrounding the Chianti Classico (not to be confused!). The name first appeared in the XIX century, the first delimitation of the area dates from 1932, its set of production rules (disciplinare) was first approved in 1967. Chianti obtained the top classification of…

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Anteprime toscane 2022 (program)

The Anteprime toscane of this year start on March 20th. They’ve been postponed for one month due to a new pandemics peak in Italy that happened in the beginning of 2022. This year the program is slightly different as the Consortium of Brunello di Montalcino decided to make their own anteprima which took place in…

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