Questions or comments on our new mobile-responsive site? Tell us here.
Log In / Join Now

Wine Spectator School


Course: Tuscany

Class 1: Tuscany and Sangiovese


FOOD PAIRING

 
Tradition

Although wine lovers around the world agree that wine and food go together, many spend inordinate amounts of time figuring out the best combinations. On the other hand, Italians know that their wines are simply made to be enjoyed with food.

When drinking Tuscan wines, look for some of these traditional Tuscan dishes:

Bistecca alla fiorentina   grilled beef made with white cattle from the Valley of Chiana, which is in Montepulciano

Olives   

Pane Toscano    bread made without salt

Crostini   crisp pieces of bread with a range a toppings

Ribollita    soup with bread

Panzanella    salad with bread

Fagioli    white beans

Conniglio   Rabbit

Antara   Duck

Cinghiale   Boar

Pecorino Toscano    sheep's milk cheese

 

 
Pairing Principles

When it comes to pairing food with Sangiovese, there are four basic factors you should keep in mind:

  1. Body or Weight
  2. Tannins
  3. Flavors
  4. Age

 

 
Body or...

Ready to enroll?

First, you must register for a membership to WineSpectator.com. Your membership benefits include:
  • FREE enrollment in any course at Wine Spectator School
  • Over 230,000 searchable ratings and tasting notes
  • FREE mobile access so you can research wines wherever you are
  • E-newsletters with advance ratings
  • Editors’ blogs
  • Food and wine matching tool
  • And much more
START NOW!
Log In If You're Already a WineSpectator.com Member


If you have questions about Wine Spectator School, please contact us.

Email Newsletters

Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions
New! Ratings Flash | New! Unfiltered

» View samples
» Or sign up now!
» Manage my newsletter preferences

Classifieds

The marketplace for all your wine needs, including:

Wine Storage | Wine Clubs
Dining & Travel | Wine Auctions
Wine Shops | Wine Accessories

WineRatings+ app: Download now for 300,000+ ratings.