Food & Drink

Photo by Sarah Cramer Shields for Beyond the Flavor.

Five Finds on Friday: Tim Gearhart of Gearharts Chocolates

On Fridays, we feature five food finds selected by local chefs and personalities.  This week’s picks come from Tim Gearhart, the Culinary Institute of America graduate behind the world class offerings at Gearharts Chocolates.  For Valentine’s Day this year, Gearharts has put together an ideal package – a 16-piece assortment of chocolates, a handmade chocolate […]

While traditionally produced Brunello owes something to the Tuscan sun, it’s Montalcino’s arid climate and complex marine soils that elevate the humble grape, Sangiovese, to holy heights. File photo.

Brunello di Montalcino’s under the Tuscan shadow

Americans have a love affair with Tuscany and few grapes are as quintessentially Italian as the cherished region’s workhorse, Sangiovese. Chianti Classico may be where it’s best known, but it’s in Brunello di Montalcino (where the grape’s grosso clone accounts for 100 percent of the wine) that it’s the most revered. That’s not saying a […]