Tuscany food and wine

Tuscany is the most iconic of Italian regions. It has the beautiful cities of Pisa, Sienna and of course Florence. Chianti is its most famous wine and the food is wonderful. Let's see how we can put them together.

Quick Facts About Tuscany

Where is Tuscany?
Where is Tuscany
Italian Name: Toscana
Capital: Florence
Major Grape varieties: Trebbiano, Vernaccia, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Best known wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vin Santo
Food specialties: Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Panzaella (bread salad), Chicken Cacciatora

Major Wine Regions in Tuscany

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The major wine region in Tuscany is of course Chianti and its subzones, but in fact there are a handful of other zones with DOCG status, plus over 30 other Zones accorded DOC status.

Many other wines are produced outside these official classifications, either because they are made from grapes grown outside the specified area or with grapes of a non-approved variety.

Some Books about Tuscany

These Pinboards have some images of Tuscany

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A beautiful Book about Tuscany

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