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.
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...
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.
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,...
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