Tag Archive for Sangiovese

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…

Presenting Rocca delle Macìe at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

Rocca delle Macie logo

Rocca delle Macie is a young winery when you compare it to the most famous wineries in the Chianti area. The company was founded in 1973 by Italo Zingarelli, whom, after various positive experiences in the movie production and distribution,…

Welcome Cantina dal Argiano at the Vancouver International Wine Fest 2016

Argiano logo

From the time of Ancient Rome to the present day, the Argiano estate has made the history of the territory of Montalcino, becoming one of its most prestigious and traditional elements, a valuable ambassador for its wines in the world…

A Taste of Italian Wines, A Hint of What is Yet to Come

Italy flag

How many wine regions are there in Italy?  You can probably think of Tuscany, Piemonte, and Veneto, but there are many more.  In total, Italy has 20 wine regions.  These regions are (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_wine): Aosta Valley Piemonte Liguria Lombardia Trentino-Alto…

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Comes to Vancouver

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Chianti Classico is a region in Tuscany between Florence and Siena in Italy, which produces wonderful red wines from the Sangiovese grapes, sometimes combined with other indigenous or international varieties.  To be “Chianti Classico” the blend must be at least…

Drink Chianti, Eat Gnudi, Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Ruffino Chiantis

Valentine’s Day is around the corner.  For those that have a spouse, significant other, or boyfriend/girlfriend, there may be some pressure to have a special celebration that day.  It was suggested to me by a PR company in Vancouver that…