The Magic of Chianti: #ItalianFWT Uncovers Its Secrets

Wine Flask - Chianti
Chianti in Fiasco – the traditional straw bottle. (photo by gcammino; istock)

This Saturday, November 4th, the Italian Food Wine & Travel group takes a deep dive into Chianti, a region as famous for its pastoral beauty as for its food and wine traditions. In our October event hosted by Jeff Burrows at FoodWineClick, we began to explore the broad appeal of wines from Chianti and Chianti Classico (yes, they are separate areas), how they differ depending on the sub-regions in which they’re produced, and how they complement the local cuisine. As we narrowed our focus on Chianti, we realized there was an awful lot more to learn. So much more, in fact, that we decided to extend our study of the region to our November event.

I’m really looking forward to hearing what our food and wine bloggers have been up to since last month. There are bound to be gorgeous photos of entire meals planned around Chianti; perhaps a personal travel tale or two; maybe even a comparative tasting of several wines from a single producer. When I think about all the useful information shared during the October event in conjunction with what’s on order this month, I’m so impressed: we’ve put together quite a virtual seminar on Chianti as a whole.

If you’d like to participate in our chat this Saturday, it’s easy to do. We connect via Twitter at 11 am ET, using #ItalianFWT as our guide. Simply do a search for that hashtag and click on the “Latest” button to see what we’re talking about. And we’d love to hear from you! Just make sure you add #ItalianFWT to your tweets so we know you’re there.

To whet your appetite a bit, here’s a summary of what each blogger plans to post for the chat:

Jeff from FoodWineClick will serve as our guide to Exploring Chianti Rufina with Marchesi Gondi.

Gwendolyn from Wine Predator will tempt us with Four Chiantis and a Vermentino Paired with Puttanesca (#ItalianFWT).

Jennifer from Vino Travels will be Venturing through Chianti with the Sangervasio Winery.

Katarina from Grapevine Adventures brings us 2 Chianti Classico Wineries, 2 Different Sub-Zones at #ItalianFWT.

Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla offers up Sangervasio Chianti with a Soup from Brazil.

Tracy from The Traveling Somm shares her experience of Living the Dream in a Relais and Chateau in Tuscany.

Here at The Swirling Dervish we’ll compare Two Weeknight Wines: Chianti Classico and Chianti Colli Fiorentini Riserva.

About the Italian Food Wine & Travel group:

We’re a group of food and wine writers who are passionate about all things Italy. In an effort to further our education on Italian culture, winemaking, and cuisine, each month we study a particular region, grape variety, or style of wine. In December we’ll indulge in Christmas Feast Wines, hosted by Susannah of Avvinare. Our posts go live and our Twitter chats occur on the first Saturday of the month, at 11 am ET. Please join us!

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