In Vino, Veritas ....cheers !

by Paolo Martini November. 18, 2010 7476 views

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from Wikipedia :

Chianti is a red Italian wine produced in Tuscany. It was historically associated with a squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called a fiasco (“flask”; pl. fiaschi); however, the fiasco is only used by a few makers of the wine now; most Chianti is bottled in traditionally shaped wine bottles. Baron Bettino Ricasoli (later Prime Minister in the Kingdom of Italy) created the Chianti recipe of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 15% Malvasia bianca in the middle of the nineteenth century.

The first definition of a wine-area called Chianti was made in 1716. It described the area near the villages of Gaiole, Castellina and Radda; the so-called Lega del Chianti and later Provincia del Chianti (Chianti province). In 1932 the Chianti area was completely re-drawn and divided in seven sub-areas: Classico, Colli Aretini, Colli Fiorentini, Colline Pisane, Colli Senesi, Montalbano and Rùfina. Most of the villages that in 1932 were suddenly included in the new Chianti Classico area added in Chianti to their name-such as Greve in Chianti which amended its name in 1972. Wines labeled Chianti Classico come from the biggest sub-area of Chianti, that sub-area that includes the old Chianti area. The other variants, with the exception of Rufina from the north-east side of Florence and Montalbano in the south of Pistoia, originate in the respective named provinces: Siena for the Colli Senesi, Florence for the Colli Fiorentini, Arezzo for the Colli Aretini and Pisa for the Colline Pisane. In 1996 part of the Colli Fiorentini sub-area was renamed Montespertoli
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Grazie !
Thank you !


c h e e r s………………

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Bzh29 2 years, 11 months ago

Cheers ! ... :)

2 years, 11 months ago Edited
Nikkini 6 years, 6 months ago

Very nice!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pandka 6 years, 6 months ago

Last one is extraordinary!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Natalie 6 years, 6 months ago

fantastic post

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Anna 6 years, 6 months ago

Wish I could be there now...I love Chianti! Thank you my friend, you are like a photo ambassador for Italy!!! :)

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Melanie 6 years, 6 months ago

Lovely. I wish I was there.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dottie B. 6 years, 6 months ago

No.3 is really great!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lucinda 6 years, 6 months ago

Cheers to you, too. Great lighting in #2. Well done on all.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Eiram 6 years, 6 months ago

Na zdraví!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Andrea 6 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Asiabak 6 years, 6 months ago

Na zdrowie!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Hong S 6 years, 6 months ago

wines,, wowoowow,

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Contesina 6 years, 6 months ago

Cheers!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Herczegl 6 years, 6 months ago

- hm

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Lã¡Szlã³ ( Laci) 6 years, 6 months ago

Gprgeous shots! :) Bravo.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Chinelasone 6 years, 6 months ago

kampai!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Ann Garratty 6 years, 6 months ago

Slainte! Cheers!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Leocheung 6 years, 6 months ago

Love it. Cheers !

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Dave 6 years, 6 months ago

Beautiful still life (5).

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Josy 6 years, 6 months ago

A votre santé Paolo ! :))

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 6 years, 6 months ago

It looks so good. Suddenly I feel thirsty ...

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 6 years, 6 months ago

great set! my favorite drink :)

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 6 years, 6 months ago

wonderful set

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Zejke 6 years, 6 months ago

beautiful

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Pete 6 years, 6 months ago

Looks a beautiful place, Cheers :)

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Claire 6 years, 6 months ago

beautiful set !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Agnes Felber 6 years, 6 months ago

In vino veritas! Isn't that the truth! Thanks for the info, I had no idea the name involved such a complex history!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Izobel 6 years, 6 months ago

I like the last photo a lot! :)

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 6 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful set!!!!!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Maiken 6 years, 6 months ago

Skål! This is the word for cheers in my language!
I can smell the wine, mmmmmmm....
As always, great shots!!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Geya Besse Junqueira 6 years, 6 months ago

Que voglia di bebere un vino... good post dear!

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Blu06 6 years, 6 months ago

wines and paintings are both my favorites.

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
Shellseeker 6 years, 6 months ago

Salute'

6 years, 6 months ago Edited
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