Despite an expected 5% drop in production, the quality of the wines produced in Tuscany during 2016 is forecast to be good to excellent. 90% of the grapes grown in the region are used in local DOC (denominazione di orgine controllata, controlled designation of origin) vintages. Given this year’s weather — a rainy spring and a late, hot summer — the grape harvest will start one week later than usual, pushed forward to the end of September. Italy accounts for 20% of the world’s wine exports. To read more in Italian, visit Florence’s La Repubblica news site.
TOP NEWS STORIES
The regional government of Tuscany goes green: representatives are working on a motion to stop merchants from [...]
Two American tourists were arrested on Wednesday afternoon on the charge of engraving their names on the tower [...]
Initially mounted by “Tittia” (Giovanni Atzeni, winner of six Palio races), Remorex, a nine-year-old horse without a jockey, [...]
The residents of Siena’s local neighborhoods (contrade), fierce rivals during the biannual bareback horse race in Piazza del Campo, [...]
365 Days in Florence & Tuscany®
MOVIE IN ENGLISH: PEPE MUJICA: UNA VIDA SUPREMA. Cinema Odeon, Piazza Strozzi. 4:30, 6, 7:30 & 9 pm. LECTURE IN EN ...