Chianti and James Bond
Ahead of next week's premiere of the new James Bond film No Time to Die, we've taken one final look through the 007 film archive and found out how not to pair Chianti with food.
The Chianti is unidentified in the film, although in the original Fleming novel Bond and Tatiana share a bottle of Brolio (Fleming uses the archaic spelling of Broglio) marking their escape from Turkey to Italy. Owned by the Ricasoli family, Castello Brolio was a revered wine in Fleming’s day, to the point that it was served at the coronation of King George VI. A couple of our customers' favorite bottles are Fontodi's Chianti Classico Riserva Vigna del Sorbo and Castello di Ama's Chianti Classico Bellavista.
Open a Chianti and make sure you serve it with anything but fish.
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