Wine and friends are a great blend

During the International Meeting will be the occasiont to taste some good Italian wine, and, as Hamingway used to say, “wine and friends are a great blend”.

A Chianti wine is any wine produced in the Chianti region of central Tuscany, including the territory of the Pisan hills. The origins of the name Chianti aren’t sure. According to some versions of history, the name could come from Latin for clangor, or noise from the sound of the hunt that rang throughout the forests that once covered the entire territory. Other versions say it comes from the Etruscan word clante, or water, as the area has always been rich in water sources. The Etruscans were the ones who first shaped the Chianti landscape.

They abandoned the pastoral life for the agricultural, introducing the cultivation of grapevines. The Romans came next, and with them, the beginnings of serious olive tree cultivation. The history of Chianti dates back to at least the 13th century, with the earliest incarnations of Chianti as a white wine.

Today this Tuscan wine is one of Italy’s most well known and recognizable wines.

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