Tag Archives: Chianti Classico

Podere Ciona Riserva and a Super Tuscan

Lorenzo Gatteschi, a family member and winemaker at Podere Ciona was at my local wine store, The Fine Wine Source conducting a wine tasting.  The owner of the shop and Lorenzo have become fast friends over the years and when … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Chianti Classico and Semifonte

Lorenzo Gatteschi of Podere Ciona was hosting a tasting of his wines at The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan.  The estate is located in the original and oldest part of Tuscany’s Chianti wine-growing region and the area is still … Continue reading

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Open That Bottle Night 2022

Not only were we having a dinner party to celebrate my sister’s birthday, the evening was also “Open That Bottle Night” one of those wine drinker and wine writer holidays.  The concept was created by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John … Continue reading

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Podere Ciona Chianti Classico Riserva

All good things do come to an end, and wine tastings seem to go by quicker than other events.  Winemaker Lorenzo Gatteschi was representing his family’s Podere Ciona wines from Gaiole in Tuscany.  While we were talking and tasting wines, … Continue reading

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A Tasting with Lorenzo Gatteschi

Sometimes all roads lead to The Fine Wine Source in Livonia, Michigan; at least for me.  Lorenzo Gatteschi, winemaker of Podere Ciona in Gaiole, Tuscany was there hosting a tasting of his family’s wines. I was reading the history of … Continue reading

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A Toscana and a Greve

I had a couple more Italian wines while I was at my local wine shop The Fine Wine Source.  Both of the wines were based on the Sangiovese grape, the workhorse of Chianti and Tuscany.  It is always fun to … Continue reading

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Two Classic Sangiovese Wines

Being in a wine shop is pleasant and a great way to forget the insanity that is outside.  The world seems to be a much nicer place when one is having an assortment of wines and some enjoyable conversation.  Eventually … Continue reading

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Querciabella Chianti Classico and Camartina

While I was enjoying a wine tasting at the Fine Wine Source in Livonia, I was thinking what a great job the representatives at The Vintage Wine Company have in being able to taste and pour some great wines, potentially … Continue reading

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Two from Podere Ciona

Some of my earliest wine memories are of Italian wines, both commercial and home-made.  Of course, that makes sense as I grew up in a mixed ethnic neighborhood, so most meals and beverages from the Mediterranean are like comfort food … Continue reading

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A Planning Meeting

I am a graduate of the Detroit Public Schools and I am proud of the fact. I think that I have more fond memories of my Elementary and Junior High School days, but that is because my High School was … Continue reading

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