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Old Oct 5th, 2006, 05:49 AM
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White Wines Recommendation

Can anyone recommend a good white wine while in Florence?
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Old Oct 5th, 2006, 06:19 AM
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When in Rome - or Florence, as the case may be...mostly I drink the local &/or house wines while in Italy unless I am somewhere where I desire a particular type (of wine).You will be in the middle of Tuscany which is of course a major red wine producer. The best whites are said to come from the San Gimignano region. You'll find some Chards, Pinot Blancs & Vernaccias. Pomino (east of Florence) also produces some fine whites. I would still suggest you just ask in the restaurant or wine shop. They'll not likely steer you wrong.
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when traveling in good wine countries (france, italy, switzerland) i just order "house white wine". haven't been disappointed yet. it will likely be served in a small glass carafe or clay pitcher.
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San Paris please e-mail me. Thank you
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I recently returned from 2+ weeks in Italy and did not encounter any superior Italian whites, particularly in Tuscany. You can go the "house white" route or you can inquire about a red that will suit your taste.

(Or, of course, if the wine list is international, go with a white burgundy from France.)
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Antinori is a famous Tuscan vinyard.
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I had a nice Banfi Sav Blanc with lunch at Castello Banfi.
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Old Oct 5th, 2006, 07:49 AM
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Hi Larry,

I really like Orvieto Classico, although I don't know how common it will be in Florence.

Buon viaggio!
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There are excellent white wines from Friuli. Or you can always go with an Orvieto white. I would not think that the house whites in most Florentine restaurants will be all that memorable.
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The challenge in Tuscany is that you are smack dab in the middle of Chianti & big Tuscan red country. I would still suggest taking suggestions from the waiter or wine store owner (if buying btls). In the case of a restaurant, many may even let you sample or taste. The Pomini area actually utilizes Fench style grapes & wine-making, but I am uncertain how easy, or difficult, it may be to get those wines.
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