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Italian Food and Wine

TRAVEL NEWS: Mystical Umbria – Telegraph Travel

May 5th, 2014 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

  Italy’s “green heart” is every bit as celebrated as Tuscany.   The reasons are simple: the region has all Tuscany’s attributes – and a few more.  True, it doesn’t have the big set pieces of Florence and Siena, but it does has a coronet of far more intimate and easily visited hill-towns – Perugia, [...]



TRAVEL: TODI, Umbria – the perfect romantic get-away – Frommers Travel Guide

Aug 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

    Frommers International Travel Guide voted  TODI  – for the ultimate escape, the hilltop town ofTodi, 200 km from south ofFlorence, will transport you back to the middle ages.  You can lose yourself in its tangle of ancient streets and wine dark alleys.  Let the sun shine on you on its famous piazza, where [...]



OLIVE OIL: EL MANSUR Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Todi, Umbria

Mar 19th, 2013 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

  Nestled in the verdant hills, close to Todi, is the olive oil estate of El Mansur di Boetti.   El Mansur extra virgin olive oil is without doubt a superior olive oil.  The estate’s olives  are picked by hand between 10th and 30th October maximum, just before they reach maturity therefore providing the optimum quality [...]



WINE: Seven Vineyards for Seven Aromas: Caiarossa 2008 Biodynamic Vineyards

Oct 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Cookery Holidays & Wine Tours, Italian Food and Wine

Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Alicante, and then Cabernet Sauvignon and a pinch of Sangiovese. A finely assembled mosaic that yields one of the most original bouquets to be found on the Tuscan coast. Indeed, if the first aromas are fresh blueberries and crème de Cassis, they are followed immediately by warm blackberries and [...]



Vette di San Leonardo – takes the stage for First Sauvignon Blanc

May 10th, 2012 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

                        Elegant, crisp, well-balanced, with lovely minerality. In the finest San Leonardo style, but this time a white wine. To be precise, a 100% Sauvignon Blanc sourced from grapes grown in the most northerly area of Trentino, whose lofty peaks inspired its name and [...]



San Felice’s Brunello di Montalcino – Ranked 4th in Wine Spectator’s Top 100

Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

The first Italian wine, and fourth in the world: Thus speaks Wine Spectator, which has just released its Top Hundred, the annual ranking from one of the world’s most authoritative and influential wine publications. San Felice’s Brunello received a score of 96/100, a fantastic score, accompanied by comments that highlight the characteristics and longevity of [...]



TUSCANY: Maremma’s La Bussatina Winery

Mar 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

The Tuscan Maremma runs in a broad swathe south of Pisa, and includes the provincial capital, Grosseto.  It takes in both the coastal strip and the inland zone which runs into the foothills of the Apennines. La Bussatina is highly individual, biodynamic winery is to be found a few kilometres north west of Sovana at [...]



FLORENCE “TASTE” Event 12-14 March

Mar 11th, 2011 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

Foodies are flocking to Florence to celebrate excellence in taste.  The sixth annual fair, called simply ‘Taste’, will run from 12 to 14 March, 2011 at the Stazione Leopolda in Florence. The three-day event is a full gastronomic experience, dedicated to sampling, buying and discovering new culinary goodies. The mouth-watering program features tasting tours, food [...]



Tenuta di Saragano extra virgin olive oil

Aug 31st, 2010 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

Tenuta di Saragamp is located between Todi and Montefalco.  This is the heart of Umbria’s olive oil area..  Also a great tourist region with the olive oil museum at the hilltop village of Trevi, the vineyards of Montefalco and the basilica of Assisi all within 30 minutes. The Counte Pongelli have owned the estate since [...]



Baracchi Winery Estate, Cortona, Tuscany

Aug 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Italian Food and Wine

The Baracchi winery is ideally positioned on the Cortonese hillside.  Riccardo Baracchi strongly desired to continue the family tradition of growing grapes and producing wine since 1860 giving it now a modern character and great quality with renowned wine maker, Stefano Chioccioli. Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet and Trebbiano are the grapes that give life to [...]