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Grape harvesting: when is the best time?

The grape harvest of 2016 was less vigorous than that of 2015, with a small decline, as estimated by Coldiretti Tuscany, but in these cases one tends to say that a lesser amount corresponds...

IGT, DOC, DOCG, and Super Tuscan: let’s clarify some things

Wines are always accompanied by symbols and signs that enclose important information about the type of wine and the rules that have been applied to achieve it. Let’s try to establish some clarity between...

Vin santo: a dessert or sipping wine?

The Vin Santo is a dessert wine made from grapes dried on mats, trellises or hung from hooks in naturally ventilated areas. The name probably comes from the Holy Week, a period in which...

The rosé wine, the universal wine

Rosé is for many a second-rate wine, misunderstood, because many believe it is a blend made with red and white grapes, but this practice is forbidden by law and is used only exceptionally in...

The Vernaccia di San Gimignano: a white island in a sea of red

The Vernaccia di San Gimignano was the first DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin) recognized in Italy in 1966, then became the Vernaccia DOCG (Controlled and Guaranteed Denomination of Origin) in 1993 and, for me,...

The sommelier Andrea Ranfagni reveals the secrets of wine to us

Andrea Ranfagni, FISAR sommelier, joins the eChiantiShop team to reveal a series of periodic meetings, the secrets of wine, guide us in tastings and introduce manufacturers to us. Sommelier since 2005 after a year off,...
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Un ricettario in carta fiorentina per custodire ricette gourmet | VIDEO

Se cerchi un modo per raccogliere tutte le ricette senza rinunciare al gusto e all’eleganza questo è l’oggetto che fa per te: un finissimo quaderno in carta...