Friday, October 14, 2016

Free App: Flavorful Florence

Very happy to introduce a fun little side project I've been working on collecting some really great food related places around Florence & Tuscany for you to use next time you're in Tuscany!

It's work in progress, so expect much more stuff for the future. But I really hope you'll enjoy it! And of course I hope you'll review it after using! 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Harvest time is a time of joy...and of hard work!

Time for a little 2016 harvest report from Tuscany and a few pics from the past few weeks. We had a really hot and dry summer, so quantities are looking a little scarse, but so far the grapes are looking really good and many folks have high hopes for a great vintage. Of course, only time will tell...
This is a super busy period for all, anxiety, joy & hope. You really can compare it with a birth - in this case of a new potential long-lived wine (if we all were to have the patience to wait to drink these wines!).

 Harvest coming in from the Antinori vineyards at Badia a Passignano

Sorting of grapes at Fattoria La Massa in Panzano in Chianti

Giovanni Manetti happy with grapes coming in at Fontodi, Panzano in Chianti

Stomping of grapes like in the olden days at Fattoria Corzano & Paterno, San Casciano Val di Pesa

Grape bunches being laid out on bamboo for drying at Capezzana in Carmignano

A Vermentino grape at Castello di Gabbiano, in Chianti Classico area

A couple of bunches of Sangiovese at Vecchie Terre di Montefili, Panzano in Chianti