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Good morning Britt,
Our goal today was to drive from Siena to Florence and on the way to find beautiful vineyards to stare at and photograph and partake in a wine tour.
Let me just remind you a bit about the scenery before we get started on the quiz. Click a photo to see a larger version.
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In this small wine-region is produced one of the best-known and appreciated wines: the Chianti Classico Wine. It's included in the Super-Tuscan wines and has been produced here for over 2000 years, since Etruscan time. This Tuscan region was named Chianti and recognized as a wine-region since 13th century and its borders were defined in 1716 by an edict issued by Gran duke Cosimo III de' Medici. What makes unique Chianti Classico compared to other
is the unmistakable pink label with the Black Rooster seal.
1. What does it mean when you see a black rooster label on a bottle of wine.?
That black roosters live and roam freely on the vineyards
That it is Chianti Classico wine and not any old Chianti wine
That it has been produced in the area since 1716.
Chianti Classico is a
and characteristics. To be named "Classico" is not enough to be produced within the Chianti region. In fact Classico wine has to respect
2. What is the blend of grapes the recipe must follow?
70% Sangiovese and 30% other grapes
80% Sangiovese and 20% other grapes
50 / 50
Whatever ratio you want as long as you keep it secret.
3. The expression Chianti Classico suggests the oldest and most genuine area in the Chianti region. As a matter of fact Chianti is a vast area in Tuscany and is divided into 7 sub-zones, each one producing its Chianti wine with a specific name and label. Chianti Classico stretches between:
Rome and Siena
Florence and Siena
verona and Siena
4. Why do we look so happy?
We made it to Florence in the afternoon and started to walk around town.
5. Why did we take a photograph of this site? It is located across the road from the Uffizi.
Because the Olive tree was planted to mark the site where a bomb was detonated in 1993 by the mafia, killing 5 people. Mary Redekop asked us to get a photo.
6. The name of this tower is:
Torre dei Pullosso
Torre dei Pulci
Torre dei Pulardo
7. The main target of the blast was:
The people of Florence
The Uffizi Gallery
The Academia Gallery
The statue of Giotto
8. What brdige is shown in the foreground of this picture?
9. What is the name of the river?
10. Who designed the top / covered part of the bridge?
11. Is Florence a UNESCO World heritage site?
12. Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of:
13. Florence is considered to be the birthplace of the:
14. A powerful and rich family who ruled Florence was: