By Category: Chianti

November 08, 2018

Tuscany's 'mezzadria', what the Chianti owes to sharecropping

Tuscany, Chianti, Culture

The development of agriculture and wine producing in the Chianti owes much to the system of sharecropping, 'mezzadria', that existed in Tuscany from the late Renaissance to post-WWII.


October 11, 2018

5 classic dishes found in the Chianti and beyond

Recipes, Chianti, Food and wine

Wine often is drunk to accompany a Tuscan meal; yet in many recipes it becomes a major player, either simmering along with the main ingredient or waiting to saturate a...


October 09, 2018

Why is the black rooster a symbol of the Chianti region?

Chianti, Restaurants, Wineries

Throughout Tuscany wine bottles and many a restaurant feature a black rooster, the famed 'Gallo nero', a marketing logo with a 'history' that stretches back to the Middle Ages.


October 03, 2018

Tuscan Building shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe

Chianti, Culture, Wineries

A Tuscan winery has been shortlisted for the prestigious Mies van der Rohe 2015 award, which is the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture and is presented every two years....


October 02, 2018

Modern art exhibitions in Tuscany

Siena and surroundings, Central Tuscany, Florence and surroundings, Chianti, Museums, South of siena, Val d'Orcia and Amiata

Tuscan guidebooks wax poetically about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, but if the centuries begin to weigh heavy on you and you yearn for something a bit more contemporary,...


September 28, 2018

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

Tuscany, Chianti, Food and wine, Wineries

​Tuscany is well known for its vineyards and fine wines, which are among the best in the world – but what is it about one in particular, Chianti, that makes...


September 28, 2018

What has Tuscany done for the wine market?

Tuscany, Chianti, Food and wine, Wineries

There is a term which was coined around forty years, and is sometimes bandied around wine, known as Super Tuscan.


September 28, 2018

Tuscan wine maker showcases award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

Tuscany, Chianti, Food and wine, Wineries

​A Tuscan wine maker will be showcasing their award winning vintages at the 50th edition VinItaly exhibition in Verona


September 27, 2018

Chianti winemaker set to go Vegan this spring

Siena and surroundings, Tuscany, Chianti, Food and wine, Wineries

A winemaker is set to release the first certified vegan Chianti, which is scheduled to be available for sale this spring (2015)


September 27, 2018

Chianti from a Balloon

Tuscany, Chianti, Active

Chianti views are always wonderful but seeing them from the sky, with the soft and slow rhythm of the wind and living, at the same time a unique experience, is...


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