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In The Vineyard at Le Chiuse di Montalcino: a Photo Essay

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 Sangiovese grapes in the vineyard at Le Chiuse

The focus of my recent trip of Italy was exploring Tuscany while getting to know more about the 2010 Brunello di Montalcino “vintage of the century.” While editing my photos I realized I should devote a post to images of grapes and vineyards, separate from the one where I get to know the differences in my Brunello di Montacino vintages.

Sideways Stellenbosch: Wine Tasting in South Africa at Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

The empties post wine tasting

The empties post wine tasting

Wine tasting is always fun with friends, and one of the recent highlights of my trip to Cape Town was meeting up my old friend (and fellow travel blogger) Colin and going wine tasting at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The last time I went wine tasting with Colin was in Beaujolais, France and he was wearing a t-shirt that said “Rehab is for Quitters.” It’s been a few years since our Beaujolais adventure, but I had no doubt we’d have a great time in the winelands of South Africa. Rolf, the wine maker was very educational and entertaining and took a great deal of time with us and allowed us to sample many delicious wines.