Monday January 27, 2020

Chianti’s tangled roots

Tuscany hasn’t always been part of Italy, and the history of its signature wine is as complex as the ever-changing politics of the region

13th April, 2015
9
Chianti: the world’s most exported red wine is in the process of returning to greatness

In the past, you did not even need to read the label: just the sight of a wicker-bottomed bottle being lifted up by its string handles was enough to lift the spirits with an echo of la dolce vita. Then you tasted the wine: Chianti.

Chianti is the US’s largest wine import, and the most dominant red wine export in the world. The straw-bottomed bottle in which, traditionally, it is housed is called a fiasco,...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Poor Sad Childless Jen is over. All hail Hot Happy Childfree Jen, in possession of a brand-new Sag award and the undying love of her famous ex

Emer McLysaght | 1 day ago

The Chinese New Year celebrations begin this Saturday. Here’s your guide to what’s on, what it all means and, most importantly, where to eat the best dumplings

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire | 1 week ago

That casually trendy music that plays in your favourite clothing shop or restaurant is not there by accident: it’s carefully selected, compiled and processed to encourage you to stay and spend

Nadine O’Regan | 1 week ago