Tag: food & wine

Vino Novello in Tuscany

October 30, 2017

Ya–hoo! October 30th signals the official opening of the vino novello market. This event is  just in time for a pairing with a wide array of fall flavors and colors. If you haven’t already considered it, then make sure to make room on your itinerary of activities this fall in Tuscany for some “vino novello wine tasting“. There are many…

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Eating Your Way Around the World

May 28, 2016

Get ready, I am going to basically photo-bomb you with images of delicious burgers! Because this is the World Burger Tour we are talking about, so what else could I photograph? Drinks to go with them, of course! I’m a long time resident of Florence and American. So yes, I love a good burger. And…

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The Chianti Classico Expo Wine Tasting

September 12, 2015

Now is the time to grab a glass and stroll the Chianti Classico stands in the main square of Greve in Chianti where you can enjoy a bit of local color, bilingual wine presentations and 7 wine tastings for the cost of only 10 Euro. This year hosting over 60 select Chianti producers, the Chianti Classico Expo 2015 is…

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Several Tuscan restaurants enter into the new Michelin guide 2015

November 6, 2014

On Tuesday, November 4, the new Italian edition of the Michelin Guide for 2015 was presented, one of the most cited food reference guides in the world. The famous red guide dedicated to the best Italian restaurants this year celebrates 60 years and moves with the times, becoming even an APP that will be launched…

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Montecarlo’s Wine Festival Coming Up

August 28, 2012

September in Tuscany is harvest time, which means experiencing local parties, festivals, music, cultural and traditional exhibitions, all aimed to promote local habits and those villages where they take place…but mainly it’s wine time! Obviously, it couldn’t be any different! If grape harvest is the subject of our interest, wine is nothing other than the…

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Traveling Italy through Food

November 25, 2011

For Thanksgiving this year we decided to try something different; nothing is like my mother’s turkey so I wasn’t even going to try. So we decided to not only try something different but completely new. It was a wonderful opportunity to just go out to dinner and celebrate that way. I had read about the…

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Truffle Season is here!

November 11, 2011

White truffle season is from October through December and simply grow wild, attached to the roots of oak, hazel, poplar and beech trees. They’ve tried to cultivate them, it can’t be done! It is a highly sought after flavoring by foodies worldwide that this autumn will be hard to find, even in Tuscany’s San Miniato,…

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Success for Chianti wines from Mugello

February 3, 2011

Chianti wines from the Chianti Rufina DOC area around the town of Dicomano in Mugello met with great success at a recent presentation at Gross Umstadt, Dicomano’s sister city in Germany. Both Fattoria il Lago and Frascole, two local wineries from Dicomano, went to Gross Umstadt to present six wines on a special dinner organized…

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Florence Holiday Restaurant Reservations

December 14, 2010

Traveling and eating out during the holiday period can be tricky as Italians themselves want to spend the main holidays with their families. There are many restaurants that will be open on the 24th and for lunch on the 25th as well as for New Year’s Eve (most restaurants offer a single “cenone” dinner at…

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Wine Town Firenze

September 23, 2010

In a week time Florence will be the capital of wine. From September 30th to October 3rd the city hosts Wine Town Firenze, international event gathering together high quality wine producers. A great event dedicated to wine stewards and professional buyers, but also to wine lovers, tourists  and Florentine people.

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