Ep 011 – Chianti and the Legend of the Black Rooster


This week, it’s all about Chianti!

Topics covered:

  • History of the Chianti region and winemaking
  • Styles and sub-regions of Chianti, plus some notes on their wine laws
  • Chianti Wine and Food pairings
  • The legend of the Black Rooster – why is there often a black rooster on labels of Chianti Classico?


Wine Featured in this episode:


Did you know the Straw basket that was once common on bottles of Chianti is known by the term “Fiasco”. It’s likely that the use of the word fiasco to mean “costly mistake” came from gambling where the loser had to buy the next bottle of wine!