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Chianti Classico Wine Festival 2012

Interpret what you may from the above photo but quite frankly, I couldn’t agree more. Aside from the double innuendos – Chianti Classico held their 42nd annual wine festival expo in Greve in Chianti this past weekend and we hopped in our car on Saturday to try a few wines (ok maybe a lot) and see what Greve had to offer. This event features producers of the famous ‘black rooster’, highly-rated wine from the surrounding area and lets them showcase their…

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Why I love Vino Sfuso

When I first moved to Florence I begged t-man to fill my head with stories about his childhood mainly to see if it matched with what I imagined Italian life from books or movies about Italy. One of the stories that struck me was when we discussed how we were first exposed to anything alcoholic. Obviously we all know that us prudes in the states have a minimum drinking age of 21 while here the drinking age is 16-18 but…

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Must-read: Tips for buying wine at the supermarket

I recently wrote about how to buy wine in a supermarket in Italy on ( a great all-about-Italy resource and English yellow pages directory for all of Italy) and I of course must share on my blog since wine is my non-animate best friend! I am sure my parents love all of the wine-related photos I seem to constantly publish – but hey, its heart-healthy no? (a glass a day keeps the doctor away, I like to say, right I will…

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