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Harvest Minestrone

Recommended wine pairing: Nipozzano Chianti Rufina Riserva DOCG Serves: 4 as an main course Ingredients: 2 cups chicken stock 1 cup water 1 large potato, finely diced 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 medium zucchinis, grated One 8 3/4-ounce can red kidney beans, drained 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper Pinch of …

Entertaining

Young Cheese, Young Wine

Wine with everything is my motto and wine with pizza is no exception. Remole Tocana IGT is an everyday fun young wine that’s made from Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. These grapes carefully blended and vinified into this terrific Tuscan liquid. For this pizza, I’m pairing a young wine with a young cheese. Let’s make …

Entertaining

Early Fall Harvest Dinner

Celebrate Harvest with this delicious menu: Antipasto: A selection of mixed salami’s such as Mortadella, juniper flavored ham or salami seasoned with aniseed. Primi Piatti: Grilled Polenta w/ Mushrooms The polenta and mushrooms can be prepared ahead of time and finished when guests arrive. Click here for recipe Secondi Piatti: Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Chard …

Wine Education

Tasting Tips

Tasting wine can be broken into 3 simple categories – sight, smell, and taste. Sight: Look at the Wine! Color Drinking wine is just as much about the visual as it is about the physical – so look at your wine. If you take the time to look for certain things in your glass – …

Wines

Castello di Pomino Estate

Castello di Pomino, designed by Florentine architect Gherardo Silvani, houses the estate winemaking cellars. Recognised in 1716 by Cosimo III de?Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, for the excellence of its wines, Pomino vaunts an environment unique for Tuscany: a perfectly-balanced ecosystem of vineyards, fir forest, chestnut trees, and olive groves. The estate covers 1,458 hectares …

Wines

Pomino Rosso DOC

The Castle of Pomino produces the Pomino Rosso DOC using the grapes Sangiovese, Black Pinot, and Merlot. Matured for 15 months in oak barriques and refined for a year in the bottle. The color is ruby red, the aroma is intense and vigorous, and the taste is velvety and persistent. Tasting Notes – 2006 Pomino …

Recipes

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Entertaining

The Racetrack Pizza

We?e off to the races! The racetrack-shaped pizza, that is. By Barrie Lynn ?The Cheese Impresario I was in Seattle visiting my family when I had the pleasure of enjoying several of Chef Tom Douglas’s pizzas at his Serious Pie restaurant. Tom is a hero in the world of food and has a slew of …

Recipes

Pasta, Rice and Grains

While Italian cuisine is rich and varied, pasta dishes are considered quintessential Italian. From fettuccine to penne to ravioli, Italy serves a vast array of pastas. Each region of Italy, has its own particular style of pasta sauce to match the best of local produce. Below you will find a number of Tuscan pasta recipe …

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