Wine & Winetasting

Cantina Nardi, wine bar & restaurant in Via Cambini, Livorno

Cantina Nardi, wine bar and restaurant in Via Cambini, LivornoCantina Nardi, wine bar and restaurant in Via Cambini, LivornoCantina Nardi is one of the best-established wine sellers in Livorno, as well as restaurant, in pedestrianised Via Leonardo Cambini, close to Piazza Attias and Livorno's busy shopping area. Come for an aperitivo or lunch, or both!

DOC and DOCG wine denominations

Vineyards near Bolgheri, Livorno ProvinceVineyards near Bolgheri, Livorno ProvinceWines from Livorno Province - What do DOC and DOCG mean?

The letters DOC or DOCG on an Italian wine label mean Denominazione di Origine Controllata, and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, the latter superior to the first. They refer to government guarantees of the wines’ origins.

About 300 wine growing regions in Italy have the DOC designation, while only 21 have a DOCG label. The DOCG wines conform to DOC laws and in addition are quality tested by government-appointed inspectors.

Grapes of Tuscany

A Traditional Chianti LandscapeA Traditional Chianti LandscapeGrape varieties indigenous to Tuscany

Aleatico (mainly on Elba for dessert wines) - some think may originate from Greece

Canaiolo Nero – until 1970 formed the basis, with Sangiovese, of Chianti Classico and other Chianti-type wines, as well as Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

 

The Wine Roads of Tuscany

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The Wine Roads of Tuscany 

 These are great fun for wine enthusiasts, but if you are going to actually consume wine in a number of wineries in one day, you are advised, for obvious reasons, to get a chauffeur driven car to drive you around! If you are planning to stay for a few days, there is plenty of good accommodation. Follow this link, for example, to see a few of the places to stay in the Castagneto Carducci municipality in Livorno Province (on the Costa degli Etruschi wine road).

Wines from Tuscany

Bottles of Tuscan WineBottles of Tuscan WineAn Introduction to Tuscan Wine

Italian wines are some of the most famous in the world,  and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. The aim of this article is to provide a simple guide to Tuscan wines.  I would like to provide readers with an outline of the different wines available in Tuscany, the grape varieties indigenous to Tuscany, and the ‘wine roads’ (Strade del Vino) around the many Tuscan vineyards.

 

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Fulignati, wine sellers in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Tuscan wines and olive oil

Address: Via del Bosco 3, Livorno
Postcode: 57100
Telephone: +(39) 334 3080600 - 339 3277729

Barricaia, wine & Tuscan produce, Livorno, Italy

winetasting, fine wines & Tuscan gourmet produce

Address: Via Cogorano 14, Livorno
Postcode: 57123
Telephone: +(39) 320 1820490

Enoteca Faraoni, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

Sellers of fine Italian wines, wine tasting

Address: Via Mentana 85, Livorno
Postcode: 57100
Telephone: +(39) 0586 886078

Enoteca Lugheri Lamberto, wine sellers in Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

sellers of wines

Address: Via Vivoli 1, Livorno
Postcode: 57125
Telephone: 0586 862065

Il Vino dei Brilli, wine from the barrel, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy

wine from the barrel, artisan beers, spirits

Address: Via Marradi 169a, Livorno
Postcode: 57126
Telephone: +(39) 0586 807478

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