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Grilled Escarole with Pine Nuts

We recommend pairing Frescobaldi Benefizio Pomino Bianco DOC with this Grilled Escarole with Pine Nuts recipe. Serves 8 Ingredients: 2 large heads fresh escarole 1 lemon 1 clove garlic, minced 4 tbsp olive oil 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup pine nuts Directions: Quarter each escarole head through the center stem. Leaves should remain intact with …


Spring Vegetable and Rice Salad

Serves 6-10 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup farro, Arborio or canaroli rice 1 medium Zucchini, chopped and lightly salted to release liquid* 1/2 cup frozen petite peas (defrosted) 2 Tbsp flat leaf parsley, minced 1 red pepper (roasted, peeled, cut into 1/2?chunks) 8 brined olives (kalamata or picholine), chopped 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp …


Chicken and Sausage Skewers

Serves 6
 This recipe is also featured in Tuscany Tonight’s Summer Barbeque Tuscany Style Quick Menu. Click here to view menu Ingredients 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped 2 sprigs of rosemary with stiff stems 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 1/2 lbs boneless …


Castiglioni Rosato Toscana

This blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from grapes harvested from vineyards in Tenuta Castiglioni, located in the town of Montespertoli, near Florence, an area usually characterized by early ripening of its vines. This wine, providing a lovely claret-pink color, offers a vigorous palate showing a tasty array of flavours that are …

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Pizza and Wine

From Barrie Lynn, The Cheese Impresario I grew up in New Jersey in a small town that had an amazing authentic Italian bakery right near our home. This strong visceral connection to my hometown bakery is because they made fresh pizzas that seemed as if they were handcrafted in Italy. In those days we’d go …



Recommended wine pairing: Remole Toscana IGT Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 onion 1 carrot 1 celery stick 1 potato 1 zucchina 2 tomatoes 1 black cabbage cluster 1 bietola spinach cluster 1/4 cabbage olive oil, salt and pepper 3.5 ounces cannellini beans 7 ounces hardened wheat bread 2 garlic clovers 1 thyme cluster Cook the previously …

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Gorgonzola Cheese

Gorgonzola is famous cheese first made in Italy (some say in the 13th century) and is it dreamy with Sangiovese. The big dark fruit of this grape creates excitement in your mouth and prepares your palate for the cheese. Nipozzano Chianti R?fina Riserva DOCG magically matches with the truly explosive flavors of Gorgonzola. Both the …

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