Even grapes have their needs.  Some like it hot. Some like it moist. Syrah likes a view.  And what better vistas than the hillside of Cortona overlooking the Val di Chiana where prize cattle roam. The recent Beef & Wine festival in the town known best for the setting in ‘Under the Tuscan Sun‘ brought together 9 top chefs (5 with Michelin stars) pairing their personal best gourmet dishes with 22 Cortona DOC wines.

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The spiritual ‘cells’ of St. Francis in Cortona.