Tag: Chianti

Barone Ricasoli Going Beyond; Bridging History and Technology

Barone Ricasoli Castello di Brolio wooden case label

Did you know that Barone Ricasoli is the oldest winery in Italy and the second oldest winery in the world?  Did you also know that Baron Bettino Ricasoli invented the Chianti blend in 1872?  So much history at one winery, and…

Grandi Marchi: Italian Wines in the World in Vancouver

instituo del vino italiano di qualita grandi marchi

I’d say that this is a top drop event, with wines from Italy only.  The Grandi Marchi, is a collaboration of winemakers across Italy supporting the best qualities and distinct wine making culture of Italy.  All the wineries are family-owned,…

Robusto Rosso Italian Red Wines from VinItaly 2017 Tour

VinItaly International

From my previous article, I showed you which white, sparkling, and sweet wines I thought were of excellent quality at the #VinItaly tour held in Vancouver.  But of course, Italy is well-known for their red wines, from the north, e.g.…

Celebrating the Year of the Rooster for Chinese New Year with Wine

Chinese New Year Rooster 2017

Chinese New Year Day of the Rooster is on January 28, 2017. It is also known as the Female Fire Chicken year. Red is connected to the fire in Chinese tradition.  According to chinesefortunecalendar.com, “…Chicken is a Female Metal. Female Metal is…

A Few Wine Gems from the Mark Anthony Portfolio 2016

A wine agent’s portfolio tasting typically gives you the chance to try both listed as well as spec wines; wines that may only show up in specialty wine shops or restaurants, in limited quantities.  I have been to Mark Anthony…

VanWineFest – My Top Tuscany Wine Picks

Barone Ricasoli Campo Ceni 2014

Tuscany is best known for its most famous, and probably Italy’s most famous, red wine called Chianti.  This wine is made primarily from the indigenous Sangiovese grape, and then blended with other red grapes, either Italian, like Colorino, or international, like Merlot. The…