Wine & Winetasting

DOC and DOCG wine denominations

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The letters DOC or DOCG on an Italian wine label mean Denominazione di Origine Controllata, and Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita, the latter superior to the first. They refer to government guarantees of the wines’ origins.

 

About 300 wine growing regions in Italy have the DOC designation, while only 21 have a DOCG label. The DOCG wines conform to DOC laws and in addition are quality tested by government-appointed inspectors.

The Wine Roads of Tuscany

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The Wine Roads of Tuscany 

 These are great fun for wine enthusiasts, but if you are going to actually consume wine in a number of wineries in one day, you are advised, for obvious reasons, to get a chauffeur driven car to drive you around! If you are planning to stay for a few days, there is plenty of good accommodation. Follow this link, for example, to see a few of the places to stay in the Castagneto Carducci municipality in Livorno Province (on the Costa degli Etruschi wine road).

Wines from Tuscany

Bottles of Tuscan Wine Bottles of Tuscan Wine An Introduction to Tuscan Wine

Italian wines are some of the most famous in the world,  and Tuscan wines include some of the best wines in Italy. The aim of this article is to provide a simple guide to Tuscan wines.  I would like to provide readers with an outline of the different wines available in Tuscany, the grape varieties indigenous to Tuscany, and the ‘wine roads’ (Strade del Vino) around the many Tuscan vineyards.