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Brunello di Montalcino

Meet Chianti’s Neighbor, Brunello di Montalcino

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This article was originally published in Royal Oaks Living magazine and is reprinted here with permission.

When you think of Italian wine, your first thought is probably of Tuscany and its most famous wine, Chianti. I’m sure at some point in you life you’ve enjoyed a bottle of this red wine with a pizza or bowl of pasta, perhaps even while listening to Billy Joel’s “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.” However, Chianti isn’t the only wine star that hails from the Tuscan region. One of the area’s best wines is actually made just a short distance away. Who is this neighbor? Brunello di Montalcino.

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Four New Years (Wine) Resolutions You’ll Keep in 2014

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This article was originally published in Royal Oaks Living magazine and is reprinted here with permission.

Most New Year’s resolutions involve the word “less,” especially when it comes to alcohol. After enjoying countless glasses with friends and family during the holiday season, it may seem like a good idea to cut back. But let’s be honest, how long do your New Year’s resolutions usually last? (If you’re like me, the answer is not long!) This year, strive to enjoy wine more with these resolutions you can keep well into 2014!

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