Saturday, July 6, 2013

Sommelier Journal Cover Article: Fine Chiantis That Aren't Classico

A little over two years ago I extended a reporting trip to Bordeaux to fly to Florence to attend a symposium on the wines from Chianti Colli Fiorentino. I was impressed with what I saw and tasted, and that visit became the genesis for my cover story in the July 15 issue of Sommelier Journal on "The Other Chiantis." Many people think that Chianti Classico is a quality measure, when it is actually only one of eight Chianti geographic designations, albeit by far the best known one. This article is about the other seven. For the full report, sign up for a subscription at

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