The Chianti Wine Region of Italy

5.04.2011


In case you missed my feature in last month's issue of Vécu magazine, here is the piece on Chianti. Make sure to check out my other stop in the Tuscan town of Lucca!

"Ok, I don't drink but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy a little bit of wine-tasting... I absolutely love the art and cultivation of the wines and the delicious food culture that surrounds it. By the way, have you ever noticed how creative and graphic liquor bottle designs are? They're fantastic and another thing to love about wine culture. During our time in Tuscany, my sister and I decided to spend an afternoon in Chianti visiting one of many spectacular vineyards in the region. Unfortunately I have since forgotten its name but it was set in a splendid castle-style structure and surrounded by miles and miles of grape deliciousness. (I should have snatched a few while no one was looking) But no matter, we had our selection of cheeses and then went for a walk in the town where we had some of Caffe Lepanto's exceptional gelato... I went with raspberry :-)"


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A rooster , the symbol of Chianti Classico.


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45 comments:

Marina @ Yummy Mummy said...

Chianti may be my favorite place on Earth. I love love love Vin Santo with Biscotti too. Can't wait to go back there.

Mariel Torres said...

oh you should have taken me with you lady! what a beautiful place

travelkate said...

WIne tasting in a castle in Italy=heaven!

a woman's right to shoes said...

These photos are amazing! I've always wanted to go to a wine tasting, looked like a lot of fun =)

Jamie Pilgrim said...

MMMM! That whole day sounds delicious! And I love the first photo!

A Casa da Vá said...

Lorena your lifestyle is the best! Please take me with you......

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Meri said...

That rooster is so cool! I love your scarf as well.

SIENA.STYLE said...

amazing pictures!!
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ThePinkMargarita said...

wonderful photographs :)

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Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} said...

Lovely photos. Makes me want to travel...so, mission accomplished!

Murissa Maurice said...

Gorgeous photos! I love wine tasting. I live in an area of Canada that is sort of a desert which turns out to be ideal for growing wines. I go every year for my birthday.
Love your blog and thanks for visiting and commenting on mine!
I am glad you gave me your link because this is a great site!

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Mizdragonfly said...

The first pic is beautiful :)

Ah wine tasting in Tuscany... wish I could be there again!

K.

C. aka Blunt Cookie said...

My, my...one of those pics looks particularly familiar! I want some more.

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Stephanie Shepherd said...

Lovely pictures, as always! x

Haute World said...

Beautiful shots! I do love visiting vineyards, even though I hardly drink anymore either. I have very fond memories of wine tastings in France and Italy and I agree... the bottle labels deserve more credit.

carmar76 said...

how amazing, and what terrific pictures!

thanks for stopping by & commenting! : ) i'm now following your adventures. : )

The Fashionilla said...

I like your golden tiger scarf!

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Villa Bisono said...

Wow, this just brings tons of memories! Italy has to be the country that I have the best memories of dream of living there one day. You look absolutely gorgeous in these pics and love the tan and that scarf too!
And there is no better gelato than the Italian one!

xoxo

Mrs. Julius said...

I'm so jealous. I know... i will probably say this every post but I don't care cuz I am. lol. these pictures are beautiful. I wanna go back to Italy and go to Tuscany! I love chianti wine...i must make my hubby take me back there. I also dream of buying a vacation home in Italy one day...or even living there. My hubby has an Italian passport so it could be possible...we just need to win the lottery. lol

Miss Vodka said...

Lovely pics! Glad I found your blog :)

Eugene Lim said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos! Your travels look so fun, as a student I can only sit and imagine them from the library (while I am supposed to be poring over my business law textbook right now...) Hope to see more of your adventures soon, and thanks for following me (:

Marjorie Rose said...

What a great place to be. Everything looks so romantic, even the rooster!

I love the shots you guys took of the place. They showcase the winery so well :)

Alicia said...

Another great place & some amazing photos to share it with us! Wish I could go on a trip with you :D You have a great blog dear, that's why I awarded you with the One Lovely Blog Award! Congrats :) For more info go to http://mundodealicia.blogspot.com/2011/05/lucky-number-3-awards.html

Have a lovely day!

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Feels like Rome said...

The Tuscan is one of the most beautiful places in the world... I want to return asap!

kostas said...

Bella Tuscany!

le journal de prada said...

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Señorita said...

What great shots!! Oh, I want to go there....

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Pop Champagne said...

lovely pictures and I like your scarf. I'm not much of a wine drinker but once in a while I do enjoy some good white wine with girl friends!

Linhy said...

wine tasting! how exciting!!!! love the pics!!!

H Rija said...

Neat post and i love your photos!

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Ritokas said...

that delights! Looks like I can feel the smell of the flowers and feel the taste of wine! Beautiful landscapes and photos

Jello said...

oh... your pictures just rock my world! all. the. time. they're so pretty... really enjoyed this post of yours.
love,
Jello

Anna of IHOD said...

I used to live near a few winerys and loved the atmosphere and setting. This makes me miss it!
Have a wonderful may weekend!
Anna

Angelina said...

Tasting wine in Toscany! this sounds fantastic! I am sure it was great!!!

I don't drink alchool neither!

I love your scarf!!

Antonella said...

great blog! thanks for your comment :) sure ill follow you, xoxo

La Belle Fabuleux said...

great blog! Tuscany looks amazing and beautiful! You have great pictures =) Thank you for commenting and following!

P.S. You look like a mix of Eva Longoria and Halle Berry!

Belle

VLM. said...

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FashionableAsians said...

Your blog makes me want to hop on the next plane to Europe :T sigh... maybe next yr, I have other vacations planned already.. thanks for dropping by my blog, followed u back ;)

Give me a Big Closet said...

Beautiful pictures, really :)

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Katie said...

oh, it looks absolutely lovely!

thanks for dropping by my blog!

katie x
{glass of fashion}

adele said...

lovely place! love all the shots. :)

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A Lost Feather said...

lovely photos :) i love wine tasting.. it's so fun! and even better when you're in such a gorgeous place!

Marj Travel Experiences | (Marj) Marjolyn Lago said...

Wow this is beautiful Lorena :) is this in Tuscany, Italy right?? I didn't know that they have wine tasting there? I must check it out next time I go back :) Marj Travel Experiences

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