Tag: Chianti

Showcasing Sangiovese: The Chameleon of Wines

Sangiovese may not be a grape that is widely grown or even well known in Australia, but it’s influence across the winemaking world can’t be understated. It may be an Italian native grape but it has proven itself capable of producing exceptional wines in hot and dry climates across the globe. The French Island of…
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From Fiasco to Love Affair

It was a fiasco in more ways than one, but the bulb-like bottle wrapped in straw became synonymous with a decline in quality through the 1990s. It ended the consumer’s love affair with the Italian Chianti style. Through the 1960s and 1970s, the Tuscans enjoyed enormous commercial success with their Chianti blend, but loose rules,…
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