Chianti is an Italian wine with a long and storied history and while there are simple versions perfect for carryout pizza, there are also examples worthy of aging for years in the wine cellar. I had the chance to sit down with Daniel Burgio, National Sales Director from noted Chianti producer Ruffino, for some wine tasting and conversation. We talked about the history of Chianti and Ruffino's place in it, as well as promoting the diversity of the region.
Piero Antinori has quite a story to tell in his new book "Hills of Chianti." The 25th generation winemaker at Antinori, he is backed by more than 600 years of the aristocratic Tuscan family's history in wine.
Long before most Americans knew anything about Italian wine or food, there was Chianti.
Long before most Americans knew anything about Italian wine or food, there was Chianti. We’ll spend the next four weeks exploring Chianti Classico.
Recently I had the chance to virtually sit down with Gabriele Tacconi, Ruffino’s chief winemaker, to hear about the launch of its “Gran Selezione,” a new, upper-echelon expression of Tuscany’s most famous wine, Chianti. Gran Selezio...