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Find a “Sagra” and eat like a lord

Added on June 8th 2015 — Food and Wine, Latest news

Find a “Sagra” and eat like a lord

Seasonal food supplies lead to a tradition of “sagre”, mono-thematic food festivals where one type of food is celebrated and cooked in all ways possible. From the delicious to the ridiculous, these now encompass themes from sausage to particular pasta shapes to nettles and on beyond. By June these festivals are in full swing and … Read more »

Don’t feel like cooking the first night?

Added on June 8th 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine, Latest news

Don't feel like cooking the first night?

In many of our properties it is possible to arrange for an ‘arrival dinner’, which means a local cook, or one your agent can have sent to the property, will take the strain off that first evening’s dinner. Whether it’s a cold supper, a lasagna you can warm up or a three course dinner served … Read more »

Chianti winemaker set to go Vegan this spring

Added on March 30th 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine, Siena

Chianti winemaker set to go Vegan this spring

A winemaker is set to release the first certified vegan Chianti, which is scheduled to be available for sale this spring. In the traditional wine-making process, the grape juice is filtered through a number of substances called “fining agents” in order to remove things such as off flavours, cloudiness, proteins and some other organic particles.

Michelin recognised chef is returning to Tuscany

Added on March 26th 2015 — Food and Wine, Latest news, Restaurants

Michelin recognised chef is returning to Tuscany

Tutti Matti Tuscany is set to be something which the region has never experienced before, with the majority of the produce used in the cooking coming from an on-site bio farm.

What has Tuscany done for the wine market?

Added on March 21st 2015 — Food and Wine

What has Tuscany done for the wine market?

There is a term which was coined around forty years, and is sometimes banded around wine, known as Super Tuscan. However, trying to actually describe what a Super Tuscan is, is quite an effort in itself. There are not any strict guidelines as to what qualifies a wine into a Super Tuscan, but it does … Read more »

How Sting swapped fields of gold for olive groves

Added on March 12th 2015 — Chianti, Florence and Arezzo, Food and Wine, Latest news

How Sting swapped fields of gold for olive groves

Sting and his wife Trudie Styler are two of the most famous expats to live in Tuscany – and they’re embracing the lifestyle of the area by producing their own olive oil! The former frontman of The Police and Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels producer Trudie moved to Tuscany in 1997 and own an … Read more »

Montalcino’s smallest vineyard

Added on March 5th 2015 — Areas, Food and Wine, Latest news, South of Siena

Montalcino’s smallest vineyard

Based in just 1.8 hectares La Pieve House is by far the smallest vineyard in Montalcino – but what it lacks in size it makes up for in high quality wine. The vineyard has just been featured in the Copenhagen Post by Carsten Pedersen and it’s reminded us just what a fantastic little vineyard it is. La Pieve … Read more »

Tuscan building shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe award

Added on February 27th 2015 — Central Tuscany, Food and Wine, Latest news, Museums

Tuscan building shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe award

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. The grand prize is €60,000, with the winner receiving a sculpture of the award’s namesake Mies van der Rohe’s German Pavilion. This symbolises the main … Read more »

Tuscan wine maker to showcase award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

Added on February 23rd 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine, Latest news

Tuscan wine maker to showcase award winning vintages in VinItaly exhibition

A Tuscan wine maker will be showcasing their award winning vintages at the 49th edition VinItaly exhibition in Verona on the 22nd-25th March this year. The Lornano winemakers is located on the hills of Castellina and Monteriggioni, which is a short distance from Siena. The winery has been producing Chianti Classico wine since 1904, and … Read more »

Tuscany Wines to make moves into UK market

Added on February 16th 2015 — Food and Wine, Latest news

Tuscany Wines to make moves into UK market

A wine distributor in the UK has added Tuscany’s Fattoria Le Pupille to their selection, as the interest in Tuscan wines by UK consumers is at an all-time high. Le Pupille is located in the south of Tuscany, and the estate has an expansive coverage, stretching 75 hectares and producing eight different wines.

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Added on February 15th 2015 — Food and Wine

Taste of Tuscany: Brined pork chops with salsa verde

Our Tuscan holidays are memorable for many reasons, but one of the main ones is the fantastic food on offer in the region. The thousands of fantastic restaurants offering authentic tastes of traditional Tuscan cuisine are enjoyed by millions of people each year, including many of the people who stay at our Tuscany apartments and … Read more »

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

Added on February 13th 2015 — Chianti, Food and Wine

Why Chianti is among the world’s favourite wines

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 it so prized? Italy produces as much wine as any other nation in the world, with only France matching its output of five billion litres … Read more »

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