Friday, 20 February 2009


Chianti [Pronounced kee-an-tee] is a famous red wine of Italy, which takes its name from a traditional region of Tuscany where it is produced. It used to be easily identified by its squat bottle enclosed in a straw basket, called fiasco ("flask"; pl. fiaschi). However, the fiasco is only used by a few wine makers now and most Chianti is bottled in traditionally shaped wine bottles.

Low-end Chianti is fairly inexpensive, with basic Chianti running less than $10 for a bottle. More sophisticated Chiantis, however, are made and sold at substantially higher prices. Therefore, in the case of Chiantis, price is a reflection of quality. Chianti is generally consumed at room (technically "cellar") temperature, like most other red wines.

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