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  • Article Inside information

    Chianti Classico cuts back

    Figures supplied by the Chianti Classico Consorzio clearly imply some sort of stabilisation in exports, where decline in the most important markets is…

    10 Mar 2010 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Chianti Classico 2008 and Riserva 2007

    See below for 117 tasting notes, many of them enthusiastic, on these first showings of these two superior vintages. The Consorzio of…

    10 Mar 2010 Walter Speller
  • Article Free for all

    Divorce Chianti-style

    At least this is how the Consorzio of Chianti Classico yesterday announced the modification of the 1992 law that separates Chianti Classico from…

    10 Feb 2010 Walter Speller
  • Article Free for all

    Chianti Classico sales blocked

    More signs of a stagnant or even declining international wine market come from the Consorzio of Chianti Classico. In a letter last week addressed to…

    4 Aug 2009 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Recent Chianti vintages

    2007 A mild winter was followed by a cool start of spring, with even weather causing early budbreak. Fears for spring frost proved unfounded. The…

    26 Mar 2009 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Chianti Classico 2004 and 2005 Riservas

    This is Walter Speller's third collection of notes from last month's Collezione tasting in Florence, pictured here. CHIANTI CLASSICO 2005…

    26 Mar 2009 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    A host of 2006 Tuscans

    Below are two large collections of tasting notes on some of the most food-friendly wines in the world, the first Chianti Classico 2006 Riservas…

    25 Mar 2009 Walter Speller Richard Hemming Jancis Robinson
  • Article Tasting articles

    Chianti Classico 2007s

    These wines were tasted by Walter Speller at the Collezione Chianti Classico tasting in Florence described in Chianti country - too many oenologists?.…

    23 Mar 2009 Walter Speller
  • Article Inside information

    Chianti country - too many oenologists?

    Walter Speller’s ruminations on Tuscany’s most important wine, and the special tasting of it in Florence illustrated, marks the beginning of Italian…

    23 Mar 2009 Walter Speller
  • Article Wines of the week

    2006 Chianti Classico

    From €10.88, £11.99, $19.99, 20.50 Swiss francs, CA$24.95, Aus$39.99, HK$218 a bottle. Find the Fonterutoli Find the Brolio Find the…

    24 Feb 2009 Jancis Robinson
  • Article Free for all

    Chianti Classico vintage 2008

    'Another great Classico vintage', reports the not-totally-objective press office of the Chianti Classico Consorzio (the regulatory and promotional…

    13 Nov 2008 Julia Harding MW
  • Article Don't quote me

    Chianti bottle trouble

    Chianti Classico producer Il Borghetto’s fetish for Burgundian bottles has fallen foul of the Chianti Classico Consorzio. Tim Manning, winemaker of Il…

    24 Oct 2008 Walter Speller
  • Article Tasting articles

    Chianti Classico - some great current buys

    Chianti Classico can be a really excellent wine nowadays (see my overview in free for all) and my only worry about the notes on the following 55…

    3 Jul 2008 Jancis Robinson